Free Press Journal

Guardiola wants to coach in Premier League: Cesc Fabregas


London :  Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is eager to manage an English Premier League football club, says Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

The pair worked together during Guardiola’s final season at Spanish outfit Barcelona. Guardiola has since thrived in-charge of Bayern Munich but, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season, he has been linked with the likes of English clubs Manchester City and Chelsea. “I have absolutely no doubt that Pep will test himself in the Premier League. I have spoken to him in the past and I know that he likes it a lot,” Fabregas was quoted as saying by Spanish radio Onda Cero on Wednesday.

Fabregas has endured a difficult season at the club – the defending Premier League champions are languishing in 16th place after seven Premier League defeats in 12 matches so far this term. “Things are not going well in the league. Last season we lost four games in the entire season and this season I have practically lost count,” he said. “Clearly we are doing something very wrong. This year the physical level of the Premier League is brutal and if you are not right for a game the opposition can steamroll you.”