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Pep Guardiola asked about trio of Premier League positions

The former Barcelona manager will not be short of choices when he ends his sabbatical with Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, AC Milan and Bayern Munich all interested.

Former Barcelona football team manager Pep Guardiola and wife Cristina Serra and family stand behind the first tee box before the Singles Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 30. Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images /AFP
Former Barcelona football team manager Pep Guardiola and wife Cristina Serra and family stand behind the first tee box before the Singles Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 30. Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images /AFP

Pep Guardiola has been approached about positions at Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United once he concludes his sabbatical from football.

Guardiola, 43, stepped down as Barcelona coach at the end of last season and has moved his family to New York.

While the Premier League remains the double Champions League-winning coach's most likely destination, he has also been approached on behalf of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and by AC Milan - already 14 points off the pace in Serie A.

The Chilean football federation has asked Guardiola if he would be interested in leading the national team's attempt to to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in place of current coach Claudi Borghi.

Though Guardiola has been asked if he would consider cutting his sabbatical short, the Catalan's representatives insist he has no desire to start at a new club mid-campaign. "There is no chance of Pep coming to a new job before the end of the season," said a source.