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Premier League on alert as Guardiola confirms exit

By Staff Reporter

Pep Guardiola could be poised to manage in the Premier League next season after Bayern Munich announced he would stand down as their head coach at the end of the current campaign.

The Spaniard is sure to be highly sought-after following hugely successful spells at Bayern and Barcelona before that, with Chelsea one possible destination in the summer after their decision to part company with Jose Mourinho on Thursday.

Manchester City could be another possible future employer, with Guardiola having worked previously with their chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Beguiristain during his time at Barca, while speculation over Louis van Gaal's future at Manchester United could make a move to Old Trafford a possibility.

Bayern announced that former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti would succeed Guardiola, with the Italian having already agreed a three-year contract to start in the summer.

"We're grateful to Guardiola for everything he has given to our club since 2013," said Bayern's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. "I'm convinced Pep and our team are now going to work even more intensively on realising our sporting ambitions, particularly now that it has been confirmed that Pep will be leaving Bayern."

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