Beckenbauer warns Guardiola as manager's future remains uncertain
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Reports on Saturday in Germany claimed Pep Guardiola was preparing to quit the Allianz Arena in the summer after stalling over a new contract, but he has been warned to think carefully.

Bayern Munich honorary president Franz Beckenbauer warned Pep Guardiola that he will not find a better club if he decides to leave at the end of the season.

Guardiola refused to directly answer questions about his future during speculation this week, instead saying it was "a dream come true" to have coached the club and he was in no rush to discuss a new contract.

"I once said that I hope that Guardiola stays here for 10 years and I continue to hope that. He will hardly find better conditions than in Munich at another club," Beckenbaur told Bild.

"He is only 44 years old and has enough time later to take over another club.

"It is also clear Guardiola basically needs no contract. A coach of his calibre will go anyway, if he wants to go."

The Winter break is finally edging to a close and this Friday, Bayern could move a step closer to the Bundesliga title when the club travel to nearest challengers Wolfsburg, with the sides separated by 11 points. The last time these two faced at the Volkswagen Arena, Bayern thrashed Wolfsburg 6-1.

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