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Guardiola's agent in the dark over Bayern coach's future

The agent of Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola admits he has no idea what the Catalan has in mind for his future.

Guardiola's contract is up for renewal next summer and he has been linked with a move to Manchester City from next season.

Bayern's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge suggested at the weekend that a decision - one way or another - would be made before the Bundesliga's winter break.

Guardiola has been linked with a move to England. Credit: PA

But Guardiola's agent Josep Maria Orobitg has told Munich's Tz newspaper that he does not know what that decision is going to be.

"Not even I know what Pep's intentions are," Orobitg said.

"We've had some intensive talks in the past few days, but when it comes to things like this, he's very private.

"He will make up his mind entirely based on his own impressions."

Guardiola has led Bayern to back-to-back Bundesliga titles, while they are five points clear at the top with a third of the current campaign gone.

Orobitg said Guardiola is "very happy" in Munich but added: "At the end of the day, it is a decision he is going to take by himself.

"One thing is for sure, however, and that is everybody around him will accept his decision, no matter what it is."

Matthaus: Bayern players are losing belief in Guardiola

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been criticised by club favourite Lothar Matthaus as speculation continues to link him with clubs including Manchester City.

Lothar Matthaus has not been impressed with Bayern Munich lately. Credit: PA

Since wrapping up the Bundesliga title, Bayern have lost their Champions League semi-final first leg 3-0 to Barcelona, gone out of the DFB-Pokal on penalties to Borussia Dortmund and lost league games to Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg.

And Matthaus told Sky Deutschland:

Guardiola has already said that their season is over and he's been rotating his team so much that he's unsettling the team.

His team no longer has the stability they had for over eight months, enchanting football fans up and down Germany.

It seems the players are losing a bit of belief in the coach, and he hadn't expected that.

– Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus


Uefa charge Guardiola for supporting dead journalist

Bayern Munich's boss Pep Guardiola has been charged by Uefa for wearing a T-shirt promoting a campaign for justice surrounding the death of an Argentine journalist.

The t-shirt in question. Credit: Twitter

Guardiola wore the T-shirt stating "Justica para Topo" at a press conference before the second leg of the Champions League match against Porto.

It relates to a campaign, backed also by Lionel Messi, calling for an investigation into the death of journalist Topo Lopez in a car accident at the World Cup.

His car was reportedly smashed into by a vehicle driven by two suspected criminals, being pursued by the police.

Uefa's regulations prohibit the use of "sporting events for manifestations of a non-sporting nature" and the governing body has charged Guardiola with an "incident of non-sporting nature".

Porto boss Julian Lopetegui has also been charged following his dismissal from the bench during the 6-1 win by Bayern.

The cases will be dealt with by Uefa's disciplinary body on 21 May.

Pep Guardiola has no time for Man City rumours

Pep is staying put. Credit: Reuters

Pep Guardiola insists there is no chance of him leaving Bayern Munich this summer.

The Catalan, who has repeatedly been linked with the Manchester City job, is facing the prospect of going out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, with his side 3-1 down to Porto going into their second leg on Tuesday.

Guardiola is under contract with the Bundesliga giants until 2016, though, and plans to honour the deal.

"I will also be working here next year," he said at a press conference.

That is despite the fact Guardiola knows a club of Bayern's stature demands European as well as domestic success.

"I know what club I am at. It is not enough to be champions here. It is not enough to be cup winners here. Only the treble is enough," he said.

Guardiola rules out move to Man City

Guardiola intends to stay at Bayern Munich. Credit: PA

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is keen to continue his relationship with the club after insisting he is not waiting for any offers from elsewhere.

Guardiola took charge of the German powerhouses in June 2013 and has led them to success in the Bundesliga and in domestic and European cup competition.

His time has been dogged by speculation over swapping leagues, most notably to England and to names like Manchester City, with his current Bayern deal set to run out in 2016.

However, the former Barcelona boss told a press conference: "Of course I'll stay here. I haven't had a contract offer and I am not waiting for a contract offer from anyone else.

"I'm happy here at Bayern, my only idea right now is to stay and work for this club here.

"I can stay in this club five or six years even. This also depends on the players. I'm not the most important thing for the club."


Guardiola 'surprised' Man City only have two points

Guardiola's team are unbeaten this season. Credit: PA

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has confessed to being "surprised" by Man City's poor return of points in this season's Champions League.

Speaking to ITV Football's Gabriel Clarke ahead of tonight's clash at the Etihad, Guardiola said:

"I'm surprised they have two points, yeah, but the group is not easy. Roma is in the top in Italy and CSKA Moscow is always uncomfortable.

"There are five, six, seven teams who are focused to win the Champions League. I think Manchester City is one of them.

"They have quality, but they don't have the history and sometimes these little details, like the t-shirt, makes the difference."

Report: Guardiola 'approached by Chelsea to be boss'

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has revealed that Pep Guardiola has been approached to become the new Chelsea boss, but that ex-Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has not:

This week Pep Guardiola has been approached to take over Chelsea if the sacking got confirmed.

Pep said he will continue with his sabbatical.

Pep will doubt if it is a good idea to work for a man who changes his mind that often.

[...]Tthe instability of the club will make Pep think twice.

And Rafa Benítez, as we speak doing a talk in Abu Dhabi, has not got an offer from Chelsea or a call from them either.

Guardiola and Benitez joint favourites to replace Di Matteo

Ladbrokes have installed former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola and ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez as the favourites to succeed Roberto Di Matteo.

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