Pep Guardiola
Hanover 96 v Bayern Munich - German Bundesliga - Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

Pep Guardiola has revealed the reason of not extending his contract with Bayern Munich being his willingness to manage a football club in the English Premier League (EPL).

The manager from Spain has been constantly linked with top football clubs in England with the likes of Manchester United, City, Chelsea and Arsenal looking to rope in the former Barcelona coach.

After months of speculation, Guardiola has finally spoken on where he will be heading next although he did not specify which club.

“I want to coach in Premier League. That is the reason I did not prolong my contract. I have an opportunity to work in England. I think I’m at the right age and I feel it is the right move for me.” Guardiola said as reported by The Sun.

Guardiola mentioned that he has offers from England although the Spaniard has not signed on any dotted lines yet.

"My career is a long way from over and when I have a new club it will be the club that makes the announcement.” Guardiola added.

The ex-Barcelona coach left the Catalan club in 2012 much to everyone’s disbelief and after resting for a year, joined Bayern Munich.

Guardiola replaced Jupp Heynckes at the Bavarian club who had been in charge for around two seasons. Heynckes left Guradiola a treble winning team to manage.

Stepping aside from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, Guardiola mentioned about his lack of desire to manage a football club for over 30 years.

Manchester City has been heavily tipped to tap in the two-time Champions League winner. However, Guardiola has repeatedly mentioned that he is open to receive offers from United and Chelsea.

The news will be disheartening for the current Manchester United supremo, Louis Van Gaal. The Dutch coach was under immense pressure and was on the brink of getting sacked after United had a disastrous run of six winless games, three of which were consecutive losses.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is also interested in roping in Guardiola and will be desperate to have someone of such huge stature following the sack of Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal on the other hand will be looking towards the future as their present manager Wenger is closing in on his 20th year as the manager of the Gunners.