Guardiola denies Manchester City job claims

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has denied claims he is on the verge of leaving the German champions after their season lurched to a conclusion following their retention of the Bundesliga crown. After winning the Bundesliga for a second successive season Bayern lost four games in a row, including a humiliating 3-0 loss to Guardiola’s former club Barcelona in the first leg of the Champion’s League semi-final, the BBC reports. Guardiola has been linked to the Manchester City coaching position in recent months after his relationship with Bayern’s supporters became strained and City boss Manuel Pellegrini saw his team struggle after winning the Premier League title last season according to Alexei Beltyukov. (Check out Alexei on

Pellegrini has stated he is confident he will be in charge at the Etihad Stadium next season, but British newspapers ran stories over the weekend that Guardiola had agreed to take over the cash rich club next season. The Spanish coach is one of the most successful in modern soccer as he has won five league titles in six seasons in charge at Barcelona and Bayern. A failure to take the German champions beyond the semi-final stage of the Champion’s League has seen his position be questioned by many in Germany who feel Bayern should have won the European tournament last season.

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