Josep Guardiola wants a job in London, puts Arsenal and Chelsea on alert

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Josep Guardiola has long been speculated to make a move to the Premier League next season, even if we are only edging towards November.

There have been plenty rumours linking the Spaniard to almost every top-flight club in England, but reports suggest 'Pep' wishes to make a move to London if he doesn't agree a new contract extension with Bayern Munich.

The Daily Mail understand all of the big clubs in England are interested in signing Guardiola and are expected to reach out for him at the end of the year. However, it would appear Arsenal and Chelsea hold the location advantage over the Manchester teams.


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Years of title drought, constant struggles and pleas from fans wishing a change have led Arsenal fans to search for a dream successor to Arsene Wenger.

Chelsea are no strangers to titles recently, but a terrible start to the season must have fans wondering if controversial icon Jose Mourinho is in danger of being sacked by the Blues. Guardiola has also been linked to the Stamford Bridge outfit after turbulent results and a strong questioning of the current boss' efficiency.

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Manchester City had previously been Guardiola's most likely destination as he holds a close relationship with two of the executives that date back to their Barcelona days. His reluctance to sign a new contract with Bayern Munich would suggest he has potential plans to move to England, but no one has made a formal bid, nor has he confessed talking to either executive.

The next off-season will be an arms race for one of the greatest managers in the world, and whoever comes out on top will undoubtedly gain a tactical edge over the competition and more than likely win the Premier League.

Who will come out on top for Guardiola? Will he actually leave Bayern Munich?

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