Munich remains favourite Guardiola destination
Despite confessing that he would one day like to manage in the Premier League, bookmakers generally still make Bayern Munich the strong favourites to be Pep Guardola’s next destination.
Sky Bet offer odds of Evens on the former Barcelona man making his return to football with the German giants, while Manchester City are the 5/2 second-favourites and Chelsea the 4/1 third-favourites.
Although Guardiola has admitted that he would like to manage in the Premier League, there was a suggestion in his tone that that chapter of his career may be some way down the line.
“I am still young, just 41, so I hope in the future I could be able to train there (England) and enjoy it,” said the Spaniard.
“I have always found English football very fascinating. I want to feel the supporters, the environment, the media, the style of the players and everything.
“The support of the home team is amazing. In Italy, Latin people will support you when you are playing well and when you lose, they kill you.
“In England, I’m always surprised that people always support everything and that is nice. That’s why, maybe, I hope to have the challenge or the opportunity to train there.”
Guardiola is said to have held a number of conversations with Sir Alex Ferguson during his time in New York, where Ferguson also has a home, making the 12/1 about him taking over at Old Trafford next season an interesting option.