Pep Guardiola Wants to Coach in Premier League After Bayern Munich Stint Ends

Updated: 05 January 2016 19:09 IST

Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola opted not extend his three-year contract with German club Bayern Munich.

Pep Guardiola Wants to Coach in Premier League After Bayern Munich Stint Ends
Pep Guardiola has led Bayern Munich to the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup triumph in 2013, a German league and cup double in 2014, and another Bundesliga title in 2015. © AFP

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Pep Guardiola has said he wants to coach in the English Premier League when he leaves German club Bayern Munich at the end of this season, but hasn't yet signed a contract with a club. (Pep Guardiola Would Improve English Premier League, Reckons Jurgen Klopp)

"I'm young enough. I'm 44-years-old. I want a new challenge," said Guardiola, who opted not to extend his three-year contract at Bayern. (Pep Guardiola to Get 27 Million USD a Year at Manchester City: Reports)

"I know the club wanted to keep me, but at this stage in my career I need a new challenge. That's it, nothing more," the Spanish coach said expressing his thanks to Bayern and their chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. (Pep Guardiola, Diego Simeone Among Probables to Succeed Jose Mourinho at Chelsea F.C.)

Guardiola, who took over Jupp Heynckes' treble-winning side in 2013, led Bayern to the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup that same year, a German league and cup double in 2014, and another Bundesliga title in 2015.

Topics : Bayern Munchen Barcelona English Premier League Football
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