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Where will Pep Guardiola land in England?

Updated 1149 GMT (1949 HKT) January 7, 2016
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Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has piqued interest in England by saying his next destination is the Premier League. He has announced his intention to leave the German champion at the end of this season. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images
Guardiola has been successful on the domestic front in Germany since taking over in 2013. He is on course to win a third successive Bundesliga crown and has also added the German Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup title to his trophy cabinet. But glory in the Champions League has eluded him so far. Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty
European glory did not elude Guardiola in his first coaching job, with Spanish giants Barcelona. As well as winning three La Liga titles he also won two Champions League crowns, in 2009 and 2011. In all, he won 14 major trophies in his four-year stint with the Catalan club. LLUIS GENE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Guardiola quit after four years at Barca saying he was "drained" and needed to recharge his batteries. Getty Images
Guardiola is favorite to take over at two-time EPL champion Manchester City. Currently managed by Manuel Pellegrini, it has stumbled this season after a strong start. The Chilean is contracted until 2017 but was sanguine when asked about the possibility of Guardiola replacing him, telling reporters: "Sometimes the speculation is true, sometimes not, but you cannot let it affect you." OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Across Manchester is another club who may be interested by Guardiola's availability. Manchester United has floundered since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, sacking his replacement David Moyes after 10 months. Louis van Gaal took over and has struggled, his team being accused of employing boring tactics and not scoring enough goals. Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Chelsea recently sacked Jose Mourinho after a dramatic slump that saw the defending EPL champion hovering dangerously above the relegation zone. Guus Hiddink has been drafted in until the end of the season but is unlikely to continue beyond that. Might Guardiola be tempted by a spell in west London? Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
Across the capital, Arsenal represents an outside bet for Guardiola. Arsene Wenger has been in charge of the Gunners since 1996 but hasn't won the EPL title since 2004. If he were to step aside come the season's end, Guardiola's philosophy would fit neatly with the club's commitment to dynamic, attacking football. Stanley Chou/Getty Images/file