Pep Guardiola has apologised if his departure announcement has increased pressure on English-based managers.

The Spaniard will leave his Bayern Munich post in the summer and recently expressed a desire to continue his career in the Premier League.

Manchester City are understood to be the favourites for Guardiola's signature, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal also said to be keen on the former Barcelona head coach.

"I am sorry. Normally, in my career as a trainer, as a player, I respect a lot my colleagues, so I am sorry. It wasn't my intention," Guardiola said, as quoted by ​the Mail

The 44-year-old once again insisted that no contract has been signed with any club and said he would only reveal his destination once that changes.

"I will reveal my new club once I have actually signed a contract.

"I have not talked with the players about my imminent move to England. We are only talking about football. But they all already know anyway."


If and when he does arrive in England, Guardiola - who's won 10 major honours in seven seasons as a manager - has claimed he'd rather be remembered for his teams' style than the trophies they amass.

"I would rather be remembered for the football my teams play than for the trophies I won," he said.

"In the end, titles are nothing but numbers and numbers are boring.

"When we win 4-0 or 5-0 and the fans go home happy, that's the greatest gift for me."

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