Pep Guardiola rejected incredible contract from Bayern Munich

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It appears as though someone in the Allianz Arena has blown the whistle. Pep Guardiola has decided to leave Bayern Munich and almost every national newspaper in Britain knows it.

Earlier today, the Spanish manager had promised reporters that he would provide "clarity" on his future next week, but it is now believed he has already decided to leave Bavaria at the end of the season after a three-year stint.

The Telegraph, the Sun, and the Mail all published roughly the same story at the same time on Wednesday afternoon. Clearly, someone from somewhere has briefed them on the situation.


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All provide some form of interesting angle with Matt Law of the Telegraph claiming the news is likely to spark a tussle between Premier League outfits Manchester United and Chelsea, although it is Manchester City who remain firm favorites.

However, it is the latter of those three newspapers which provides the most interesting line, claiming Guardiola turned down a mammoth £280,000-a-week contract to seal his exit from the club. It is a staggering amount of money that would have seen him leapfrog Jose Mourinho to become the world's top earning manager.

Incredible pressure

It pays testament to how much Guardiola wanted to leave Bayern Munich, where he has had to deal with incredible pressure from the fans, who have demanded an improvement on Jupp Heynckes treble-winning campaign of 2013.

While Bayern have dominated domestically, winning the title in each of his two full seasons – and well on course for a third – they have not won the Champions League and that has seen Guardiola's standing fall from it's lofty heights.

Total football

He has, however, recreated the total football that he installed at Barcelona. The fact he has done it twice has left Premier League outfits champing at the bit to bring him in.

City are prepared to sack Manuel Pellegrini while Chelsea are just waiting for an excuse to relieve the troubled Jose Mourinho. Louis van Gaal also finds himself under pressure at Old Trafford after United crashed out of the Champions League. With Guardiola's shadow hanging over him, that pressure will only increase.

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