Pep Guardiola has apologised for putting pressure on current Premier League managers to keep their jobs.
The Bayern Munich manager said last week that he did not sign a new contract because he wanted to work in England, but refused to disclose which club he would take over.
It has caused fervent media speculation over whether he will replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger or interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink ready for next season.
“I am sorry,” said Guardiola. “Normally in my career as a trainer and as a player, I respect my colleagues a lot. So I am sorry. It wasn’t my intention.”