Chelsea linked with Pep talk
Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola wants his next job to be in England and is keen on a London club, alerting Chelsea.
Well-placed reports on Saturday suggest the former Barcelona coach wants to work in the Premier League following his year out of the game and has told friends it is London where he would feel most at home. That has led to suggestions he could be lined up by Blues owner Roman Abramovich in the summer, although current manager Roberto Di Matteo has worked wonders since taking the job on an initial temporary basis mid-way through last season. It is not thought Di Matteo's position is under threat but, if Guardiola makes it clear he does want to work in London, Chelsea are sure to be interested such is the Spanish coach's standing in the game. "Pep wants to manage in London and he is looking for the right project," the Daily Telegraph quotes a source familiar with the situation. Guardiola, who led Barca to both Champions League and La Liga glory when in charge at the Nou Camp, has also been heavily linked with succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson when he finally calls it a day, while Manchester City has also, inevitably, been mooted as his next job. However, it is Chelsea who are the leading candidates at the minute while Arsenal, with boss Arsene Wenger under some pressure, have also been mentioned as a club that Guardiola could be attracted to.