Pep Guardiola rules out taking over at Chelsea after second Champions League win as a boss

29 May 2011 10:03
SharePep Guardiola killed off any hope that Chelsea had of tempting him to replace Carlo Ancelotti when the coach re-iterated that he is staying at Barcelona for another year.

'Obviously when you win trophies, you have girls falling at your feet,' said Guardiola. 'But I have another year on my contract at Barcelona and I intend to see it out.'

No surprises: Barcelona academy graduate Pep Guardiola, who has won the European Cup with the club as manager and player, will not be taking up a role at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea must now wait until Turkey have played Belgium next Friday before making amove for a new manager, with Guus Hiddink, the current manager of the Turkish team,still expected to join the club.

Hiddink, who was a successful interim manager at Chelsea in 2009, winning the FA Cup, is under contract to Turkey until 2012 and is reluctant to break that commitment.

Sky's the limit: Guardiola was the toast of Barcelona following victory at Wembley (above) and doesn't want to swap his role for the top job at Stamford Bridge

However, he is already advising Chelsea on transfers for next season, with theemphasis on signing up the best youngsters in world football, such as 19-year-old Brazilian striker Neymar, from Santos, and 18-year-old centre forward Romelu Lukaku, from Anderlecht.

Hiddink is still expected to favour the sporting director role vacated by Frank Arnesen,and nurture a young coach, such as Marco van Basten, Andre Villas-Boas or Gianfranco Zola, rather than take the full-time role himself.

Mutual respect: Guardiola greets Sir Alex Ferguson at full time (above) following Barca's destruction of United at Wembley (below)

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