Pep Guardiola has distanced himself from the vacant Manchester United job and insisted his focus is on Bayern Munich and remaining there for the foreseeable future.
This morning, The Telegraph suggested that Manchester United were going to make discreet moves for Guardiola to find out if he was available in the summer.
However, Guardiola has pledged his future to Bayern Munich and is happy to stay in Bavaria. When questioned at his press conference, he said:
“I am here, I am Bayern, I will stay two more years here making my job. I feel our team can improve.”
Bayern Munich’s press officer also spoke and sent a stern message to Manchester United.
Bayern press officer comes in after Pep to say "Tell the people in England there is no chance" [of Guardiola taking Man United job].
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) April 22, 2014
It’s not a surprise that Guardiola has no desire to leave Bayern Munich. After all, they are currently the best team in club football and only look to be getting stronger.
Any approach from United for Guardiola would have been similar to our attempts to sign Cesc Fabregas last summer – wonderful in theory, fantastical in practice, so United not wasting their time on him would only be a good thing.