Guardiola walks out of Bayern Munich press conference after England rumour question

Pep Guardiola walked out of his Bayern Munich press conference on Friday after a reporter asked whether he could become England’s next manager.

An article in The Sun has claimed that the Football Association are targeting the 44-year-old as a potential successor for Roy Hodgson, who could leave his role after Euro 2016 if England’s campaign is a failure.

Guardiola’s future at Bayern has also been the subject of constant speculation as his contract with the Bundesliga champions expires at the end of the season.

But when asked if he would consider the role with England, Guardiola replied before leaving the room: “Come on, next question. Next question, please. No. I am the coach at Bayern Munich. Thank you.”

Earlier this week, Bayern’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed Guardiola is currently considering a “great offer” to stay with the club.

“I am optimistic about Pep’s renewal. We have a great offer on the table, which you cannot just shove aside,“ Rummenigge told Bild.

“We have a first-class team, a fantastic club, a great stadium and a wonderful city to offer.

“We will have a serious conversation with Pep in the upcoming weeks and we will see what comes from that. I want to win the Champions League again – with Guardiola in charge.”