Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has decided on future

Pep Guardiola, head coach of Bayern Munich
Image: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is keeping everyone guessing

Pep Guardiola says he has made a decision on his future but refused to reveal whether it will be with Bayern Munich.

Guardiola's contract expires next summer and the German champions have been putting pressure on him to commit to new terms before the end of the year.

The 44-year-old faced the press on Friday and said he had informed the club's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge of his decision which will be revealed after Saturday's Bundesliga game at Hannover.

Pep 'ready to leave'

Pep 'ready to leave'

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"Kalle [Rummenigge] knows absolutely everything," Guardiola said, before an end was brought to any further questions about his future.

"The club, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and I have said time and time again that we will say something after our final game in Hannover, and that's how things are going to stay.

"I'm just focusing on Hannover. I've been watching their games."

Speculation is rife that Guardiola, who has been linked with both Manchester clubs and Chelsea, will leave the club in the summer.

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Carlo Ancelotti is expected to succeed Guardiola should he leave and the former Chelsea boss reportedly told friends in Italy that he was "90 per cent" certain to take over in Munich from next season.

Guardiola was asked for his thoughts on the Italian during Friday's press conference.

Pep Guardiola Carlo Ancelotti
Image: Pep Guardiola has huge respect for fellow coach Carlo Ancelotti

"Carlo is a super coach and a super person," Guardiola said, before revealing that he will be returning to Spain on Sunday to spend time with his family over Christmas.

With an announcement due either on Sunday or Monday, that means Guardiola may not even be present when it is made - perhaps increasing the likelihood of him walking away from the club in the summer after three years at the helm.

Guardiola's options

Guardiola's options

Where next for Pep if he leaves Bayern?

Guardiola has won back-to-back Bundesliga titles and is on course for a hat-trick of domestic league wins, although he has his heart set on securing the Champions League with Bayern having reached the semi-finals in his previous two campaigns.

Bayern face last season's beaten finalists Juventus in the last 16 next year, by which time his future plans should be clear.

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