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Guardiola says he wants to manage in England

Associated Press

1/15/2013 6:18:40 PM

LONDON -- Pep Guardiola says he wants to manage in England, an encouraging signal to the string of Premier League clubs constantly linked with the manager.

Guardiola is on a one-year break from football since leaving Barcelona last May after four trophy-laden years in charge.

Having announced plans to return to management next season, Guardiola's services are in demand -- particularly in England where he has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City.

Guardiola says "as a player, I couldn't realize my dream to play there. But I hope in the future, I have a challenge to be a coach or a manager there."

In an interview to be shown Wednesday at the launch of celebrations marking the English Football Association's 150th anniversary, Guardiola says he's "always found English football very fascinating."