In his first press briefing since his declaring his departure from Allianz Arena at the end of the season, Guardiola who concluded his holiday in Kenya last week said that he wants to coach in England adding that “has no new club yet”.
In mid last month, the former Barcelona chief revealed that he would leave the Bundesliga giants at the end of the season when his three-year contracts expires in June with Italian and ex-Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti tipped to succeed him.
“I want to coach in England,
“I have this possibility to go to England. It’s the right time,” said the Spaniard, who turns 45 later this month.
“I want to experience England’s stadiums and emotions. I think at my age, it is the right moment to go.”
“I’m still young and I need new challenges
“I’ve very happy and grateful to Bayern for the trust they’ve shown me but I need a new challenge.
“I hope he’s [Rummenigge] ok and not upset. They did all they could to keep me. It wasn’t about money, it was my decision.”
However, suggestions that he has already agreed a move to a particular Premier League club are false, according to Guardiola.
Guardiola was heavily linked with a move to one of the mammoth clubs in England as Manchester City led the legion of big spenders who are keen on poaching him. Chelsea and Manchester United are also reported to be chasing the veteran tactician.
“When I have a new club, the club will communicate that,” he added. “I have several offers from England but I haven’t signed anything yet.
“At the moment, I can’t say anything else because nothing is fixed.”