Pep Guardiola To Reveal Bayern Munich Future 'Next Week'


Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says he will clarify his future at the club “next week” with his contract expiring in the summer.

The former Barcelona manager was linked by the Daily Express and Spanish radio in November with a move to Manchester City after two-and-a-half years in the Bundesliga.

Following Bayern’s 1-0 German Cup victory over Darmstadt at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, Guardiola says his long-awaited decision is near.

“Tonight I have no answer. Next week you will know the answer. Next week there will be clarity,” Guardiola told German broadcaster ARD.

Guardiola has had much domestic success since joining Bayern in the summer of 2013, winning two Bundesliga titles, a German Cup and the Club World Cup.

But Manchester United’s global appeal could lure Guardiola to Old Trafford, according to Bayern Munich’s honorary president Franz Beckenbauer.

Beckenbauer believes Guardiola will ultimately have his pick of clubs should he decide to leave Bayern, although feels United would be his preferred destination.

“Pep is interesting for every top club in the world,” Beckenbauer told Munich-based newspaper Merkur. “That’s just normal.

“He can pick his club and, in terms of popularity, Manchester United might be the number one worldwide.”