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Pep Guardiola would relish the chance to take over Manchester United one day

Pep Guardiola reportedly wants to manage Manchester United one day Credit: PA

Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola would relish the chance to take charge of Manchester United, according to a newly-released book chronicling his debut season with the German giants.

According to several national newspapers, in Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep Guardiola's First Season at Bayern Munich, his close friend and journalist Marti Perarnau wrote that Guardiola expressed his desire to manage United in 2011.

"I like this atmosphere. I could see myself coaching here one day,"

– Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich Head Coach

He had already agreed to take over at Bayern in January 2013 before Sir Alex Ferguson announced his intentions to stand down after 26 and a half years at the helm of United a few months later.

It was reported that the Red Devils made overtures towards the former Barcelona and Spain midfielder following David Moyes' sacking earlier this year, but they instead appointed veteran Dutch boss Louis van Gaal.