Pep Guardiola to reveal Bayern Munich future 'next week'

Pep Guardiola, head coach of Bayern Muenchen reacts   during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and FC Ingolstadt
Image: Pep Guardiola's contract at Bayern Munich expires at the end of the season

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says he will clarify his future at the club "next week" with his contract expiring in the summer.

Balague on Pep

Balague on Pep

Mystery over next move

The former Barcelona manager was linked by the Daily Express and Spanish radio in November with a move to Manchester City after two-and-a-half years in the Bundesliga.

Following Bayern's 1-0 German Cup victory over Darmstadt at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, Guardiola says his long-awaited decision is near.

Robert Lewandowski and Pep Guardiola
Image: Guardiola (right) has been at Bayern for two-and-a-half years, winning two Bundesliga titles

"Tonight I have no answer. Next week you will know the answer. Next week there will be clarity," Guardiola told German broadcaster ARD.

Guardiola has had much domestic success since joining Bayern in the summer of 2013, winning two Bundesliga titles, a German Cup and the Club World Cup.

But Manchester United's global appeal could lure Guardiola to Old Trafford, according to Bayern Munich's honorary president Franz Beckenbauer.

Yaya Toure celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Swansea City
Image: The Daily Express and Spanish radio last month linked Guardiola with a move to Manchester City

Beckenbauer believes Guardiola will ultimately have his pick of clubs should he decide to leave Bayern, although feels United would be his preferred destination.

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"Pep is interesting for every top club in the world," Beckenbauer told Munich-based newspaper Merkur. "That's just normal.

"He can pick his club and, in terms of popularity, Manchester United might be the number one worldwide."

Pep Guardiola talks to Franz Beckenbauer at the Audi quattro Cup 2015 at Sheshan Golf Club during day 4 of the FC Bayern Audi China Summer Pre-Season Tour
Image: Franz Beckenbauer (left) said earlier this month that every top club will be interested in Guardiola
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