Pep Guardiola has said that it might be “two years” until he coaches a team in the Premier League.
Guardiola outlined his desire to manage in the Premier League last week, with the Spaniard leaving Bayern Munich at the end of his current contract in the summer.
Manchester City seems Guardiola’s most likely destination, although Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been touted as possible destinations.
But while it was assumed Guardiola would join a Premier League side upon leaving Bayern, the manager has intimated that he may wait a further season if such a move does not materialise.
“When I sign a contract I will announce it immediately,” he said. “Maybe it will be two years until I will coach a team in England.
Guardiola has been accused of “double-crossing” Bayern by club legend Matthias Sammer, but he has denied such claims.
“I am very happy about my experience in Munich,” he said. 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.”