The Spaniard’s three-year agreement expires subsequent Jun and Bayern’s conduct manager has pronounced he will announce “before Christmas” either he will extend his stay or leave, with Manchester City among a English sides penetrating to secure his services.
According to German daily Bild, Guardiola gave his preference to Bayern trainer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge “last week”.
“Everything points to his leaving,” a paper added.
Kicker suggested his depart was “an open secret”.
The 44-year-old Catalan is in his third year during a helm of a Bavarian giants.
Last month Rummenigge indicated that talks on his destiny would start after Dec 19 “to equivocate any Christmas surprise, one approach or a other”.
Barcelona daily Sport claimed a month ago that Guardiola had already given his word to former Barca colleagues Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, now Manchester City’s arch executive and executive of football respectively, that he would join them during a Etihad subsequent season.
Bild suggested Guardiola was alive to a risk of out-staying his acquire if he remained during Bayern.
“He is someone who enjoys a challenge. That’s a reason because he assimilated Bayern in 2013,” a paper said.
Bayern strained to a 1-0 German Cup win over Darmstadt on Tuesday to book their place in a quarter-finals and keep alive their dreams of winning a three-way of Champions League, Bundesliga and crater titles this season.
The Bavarian giants reason a five-point lead in a German joining forward of their final diversion of 2015 during Hanover 96 on Saturday, though a clarity of expectation is building in a Bayern patrol over Guardiola’s imminent announcement.