Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge thinks he knows Pep Guardiola’s next club, Sky Sports have reported.
The Spaniard has been widely linked with a move to the Premier League with reported interest from both the Manchester clubs as well as Chelsea. Links to all three Premier League clubs amplified on Sunday, after the German club’s confirmation about Pep’s departure at the end of the season.
Rummenigge refused to reveal the identity of Pep’s next team, despite admitting that Pep Guardiola had already told him about it two weeks ago, because he believes it is not his place to say.
“I think I know where he is going,” Rummenigge told Bild.
“But I want to leave the announcement to him or his new employer.
“At the Christmas party two weeks ago, he came to me, he told me that he was looking for a new challenge and almost apologised. It was clearly difficult for him, I’m not disappointed in him.”
Bayern Munich chairman Rummenigge decided to instead focus on the talents of former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who will take over at Bayern Munich when Guardiola leaves.
He says that Bayern weren’t the only club interested in the former Real Madrid boss, and feels Ancelotti has all the skills at his disposal to succeed.
“Carlo Ancelotti has been successful everywhere,” he said.
“He has won the Champions League three times. That is still a record, and of course he has all the qualities. He suits us, as simple as that. Half of Europe was after him.”