Pep Guardiola has Premier League clubs on red alert after announcing he's planning to return to football.
Guardiola, on a yearâ€™s break after a glorious spell at Barcelona, said: â€śYes, next season I will come back to manage a club. I donâ€™t know which team but I will come back to manage.â€ť
Guardiola, who turns 42 next week, added: â€śI will return because I am young.
â€śI am well, watching football as a fan and enjoying those magnificent players.â€ť
It is understood Guardiolaâ€™s first choice would be to manage in the Premier League.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is desperate to land Guardiola, while Roberto Manciniâ€™s future at City is uncertain.
Cityâ€™s new director of football is Txiki Begiristain, who appointed Guardiola as boss at Barca.
Alex Ferguson says he will stay at United for two more years â€” but if the Scot was to change his mind Guardiola is No 1 choice at Old Trafford.