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Bayern Munich Manager Pep Guardiola, whose contract expires next summer, has revealed his future has been decided.

The 44-year old former Barcelona boss has been under pressure from his club over signing a new deal. He has however refused to reveal whether or not his future lies with Bayern Munich despite confirming his mind is already made up during Friday’s pre-match press conference.

According to the 2-time UEFA Champions League winning manager, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has been informed of his decision, which will be made known after Saturday’s final Bundesliga game of the year at Hannover 96.

In his words, Guardiola said: “Kalle [Rummenigge] knows absolutely everything. The club, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and I have said time and time again that we will say something after our final game in Hannover, and that’s how things are going to stay. I’m just focusing on Hannover. I’ve been watching their game.” he further added.
Former Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea and AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti has been strongly linked as a replacement for Guardiola in the media and the Italian has reportedly told friends in his native country that he was “90 percent” certain he’ll be Bayern Munich manager next summer.

Speaking during his press conference about the highly experienced Italian, Guardiola said: “Carlo is a super coach and a super person.”

Guardiola, who has revealed he would be returning to Spain on Sunday to spend time with his family over Christmas, has already decided to leave German champions Bayern Munich according to media reports and has been linked with heavyweight Premier League sides Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.