Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola admits it could be two years before he manages a club in the Premier League after revealing earlier this year he would leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires at the end of the season because he wanted to manage in England’s top flight.
Guardiola apologized earlier this week for putting pressure on current Premier League managers after he was accused of lacking “etiquette” by former England striker Alan Shearer.
However, in a further twist to the guessing game over the Catalonian’s next job as reported by Sky Sports, Guardiola has now admitted his move to England may not happen for two years – or that it might not happen at all.
“When I sign a contract I will announce it immediately.
“Maybe it will be two years until I will coach a team in England. I am very happy about my experience in Munich. I am working until my last second here.
“After that I will go home and wait to see if it is possible to move to England or not. If it’s not, then I won’t.” Guardiola said as quoted on Sky Sports.
Guardiola previously took a year’s break from football before moving to the Bavarian capital from the Nou Camp.
His refusal to disclose his preferred destination fuelled speculation over whether he would replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, United’s Louis van Gaal, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger or interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink.