Guardiola puts Prem clubs on alert

Outgoing Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has invited job offers from other clubs, but says he is keen to rest for "the next months" after an exhausting four years at the Camp Nou.


Guardiola takes charge of Barcelona for the final time on Friday evening, when he can win his 14th trophy as a coach with the Catalan club in the final of the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid.

This extraordinary success has made Guardiola one of world football's most highly regarded coaches and he has been repeatedly linked with a move to Chelsea, who are currently mulling over their managerial options in the wake of Roberto Di Matteo's success in winning the Champions League and FA Cup.

Liverpool have also been linked with Guardiola, although they appear to be pressing ahead with their pursuit of Wigan boss Roberto Martinez, who on Thursday travelled to Miami to meet with owners Fenway Sports Group.

Guardiola may be keen to enjoy some time away from football, but he also appears ready to speak to potential employers in the near future.

"I will receive all calls with pleasure, but for the next months I have to recharge my batteries and my mind," said Guardiola.

"I will be ready [to return] if one club wants me and seduces me."

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