8 Jan 2013

Guardiola confirms return to coaching

10:49 am on 8 January 2013

Former Barcelona football coach Pep Guardiola has confirmed he plans to return to management next season after a year's sabbatical.

The Spaniard stepped down at the end of last term after four years in which Barca won 14 of the 19 trophies they contested, including two Champions League crowns and three La Liga titles.

He has been linked in media reports with a number of high-profile management positions, including those at Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea should they become vacant.

He won't be drawn on where he might end up.