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Pep Guardiola: I want to manage in the Premier League

He's heading to England.

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In his first press conference since Bayern Munich announced that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season, Pep Guardiola filled everyone in on his destination. He's heading toward the small island.

Confirming a long-standing rumor, Guardiola told the media, "I want to manage in the Premier League." For months, rumors have been circulating that Pep would be heading to England to manage Manchester City next season, and it seems closer than ever to happening.

However, Guardiola would not commit to which English side he would be joining. "I have several offers from England, but I haven't signed anything yet." This leaves a lot of options on the table.

The heaviest link remains Manchester City with Pep's connection to various members of the club's upper management. However, Chelsea and Manchester United will remain in the running for Guardiola's services until the Spaniard actually takes a new job.

One spot that could open up at the end of the season and would be tempting for Guardiola is Arsene Wenger's position at Arsenal. Perhaps the 66 year old Frenchman decides to move into a front office position with the Gunners at the end of the season, and Guardiola takes his place at the helm.

Anything can happen in this sport.

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