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Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea? What next for Pep Guardiola?

Pep Guardiola has been linked to Man City, Chelsea and Man Utd
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Pep Guardiola says he wants to manage in the Premier League but will it be in Manchester or London?

The Bayern Munich boss confirmed in December he would leave the Bundesliga club at the end of the season and, speaking on Tuesday for the first time since that announcement, finally confirmed his desire to head to England.

Guardiola claims he has had more than one offer so which Premier League club is most likely to tempt him? Here, we look at his most likely options according to the Sky Bet odds, which, as always, are subject to fluctuation.

Manchester City - 1/6 with Sky Bet

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini
Image: Manchester City have struggled to live up to their favourites tag in the Premier League

Manchester City have long been considered the most likely alternative option for Guardiola.

Current boss Manuel Pellegrini has failed so far to add to the club's silverware collection after winning the Premier League and the Capital One Cup in his first season in charge, but City do remain in the hunt for four trophies this term.

Pellegrini has 18 months left on his contract but, in a frank admission, thinks Guardiola would be perfect for the job.

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"It is impossible not to want to work here - especially if you have experience of working in other leagues," Pellegrini said. "And I hope he will have the option to work at Manchester City. I say that because I love this club and I hope, in the future, he can work here also. I am sure that he will be very important for the club."

Chelsea - 9/2 with Sky Bet

Guus Hiddink has returned to Chelsea as interim boss and there was good news from the Dutchman live on Super Sunday as the Blues impressed in a 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace.

But who'll be in the dugout at the start of next season?

Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is the marginal favourite with Sky Bet but Guardiola is an old adversary of former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho from when the when the pair were in charge of Spain's two biggest clubs - Barcelona and Real Madrid - and it would surely be the bitterest of blows for the 'Special One' to see his rival in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Where next for Guardiola?
Where next for Guardiola?

Sky Bet's odds on Pep Guardiola's future

Manchester United - 10/1 with Sky Bet

Manchester United have largely been uninspiring under Louis van Gaal this season, struggling to keep all fans in Old Trafford on side, drawing blanks seven times in all competitions this season and ousted from the Champions League at the group stage. 

But United are planning for life after Van Gaal's tenure, which will run until at least 2017, Sky sources understand.

It is thought that the club expect Van Gaal to at least see out his contract, and will not be pressured into acting quickly.

But will the Old Trafford hierarchy think again after recent poor results?

Arsenal 16/1 with Sky Bet

Few managers have appeared more secure in their positions than Arsene Wenger but could Guardiola be the next man in charge at the Emirates Stadium?

Guardiola's ethos certainly suits the Gunners, having applied a possession-based philosophy at both Barcelona and Bayern.

Wenger's contract runs until 2017 - but don't underestimate the effect potential Premier League glory in May could have on a man whose appetite and drive appears undiminished by scrutiny.

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