Spanish coach Pep Guardiola has moved to deny rumours suggesting he is being lined up as a replacement for Milan boss Max Allegri.
The Italian tactician has come under intense pressure after Milan lost two home games in Serie A, while failing to beat Anderlecht at the start of the Champions League campaign.
His relationship with club vice-president Adriano Galliani is believed to be at an all time low, with reports suggesting Allegri will soon be relieved from the post.
Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Allegri, but the Spaniard has rejected the claims.
“I said I would not coach a team this season,” Guardiola told reporters at a charity gala in Mexico.
The highly rated coach was coy when asked about the possibility of leading the Spain national team in the future.
“You never know. It’s just that New York is so nice.”
Despite a number of offers from top European clubs, Guardiola decided to take a sabbatical after leaving Barcelona at the end of last season, and it appears he won’t be returning to coaching until next summer.