Guardiola rejects exit talk

Guardiola rejects exit talk

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has brushed aside speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League this summer, insisting that his future remains at the Allianz Arena.

Reports in England claimed the former Barcelona tactician had already agreed terms to replace Manuel Pellegrini as coach of Manchester City at the end of the season.

However, Guardiola vehemently denied he had any plans to leave Munich.

“I have a contract and I will stay here at Bayern,” he said at a news conference. “That’s all.”

Guardiola left Barcelona in the summer of 2012 after winning 14 titles - including two Champions League crowns – in a trophy-laden four-year stint at the helm.

The 44-year-old joined Bayern a year later and has led the Munich side to back-to-back Bundesliga titles.

Bayern lost 1-0 at home to Augsburg on Saturday and are in the midst of a four-match losing run.

The German champions host Guardiola’s former club Barcelona on Tuesday needing to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Champions League final.

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