Pep Guardiola has revealed it might be two years before he takes the job in England.
Guardiola will be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season, and has stated he wants to coach in England.
And it is believed Manchester City are frontrunners to signing Guardiola.
But the former Barcelona boss told a news conference that his move to the Premier League does not necessarily have to come next season.
“When I sign a contract I will announce it immediately,” he said. “Maybe it will be two years until I will coach a team in England.”
“I am very happy about my experience in Munich. I am working until my last second here.
“After that I will go home and wait to see if it is possible to move to England or not. If it’s not, then I won’t.”
Following his celebrated tenure at Barcelona, Guardiola enjoyed a one-year sabbatical from football before taking up the reins at Bayern for the 2013-14 season.