Pep Guardiola reveals Premier League ambition

Pep Guardiola
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Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola reveals his ambition to work in the Premier League when he returns to management.

Pep Guardiola has put Chelsea and Manchester City on alert by revealing his intention to one day manage in the Premier League.

The former Barcelona coach is on a year-long sabbatical from football after leaving his post at Camp Nou at the end of last season.

He is expected to return to management before the beginning of next season, with Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium having been mooted as possible destinations.

Guardiola also has admirers in Italy and Germany, but has hinted at his preference for a job in England.

"I've always found English football very fascinating," he told FATV. "In Italy, Latin people will support you when you are playing and when you lose, they kill you. In England I'm always surprised that people always support everything and that is nice.

"As a player, I couldn't realise my dream to play there. But I hope in the future I have a challenge to be a coach or a manager there and feel the experience of all the coaches and players that have been there.

"It is unique, to play in that league. The support is amazing. I want to feel the supporters, the environment, the media and the style of the players and everything. I am still young, just 41, so I hope in the future I could be able to train there and enjoy that."

Guardiola won three La Liga titles and two Champions League trophies during his four-year spell as Barcelona coach.

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