'Guardiola won't find a better club than Bayern'

Reports on Saturday claimed the former Barcelona boss will quit the Allianz Arena in the summer after stalling over a new contract

Bayern Munich honorary president Franz Beckenbauer says Pep Guardiola won’t find a better club if he decides to leave at the end of the season.

The former Barcelona boss agreed a three-year deal with Bayern in 2013 but reports on Saturday claimed he will quit the Bundesliga champions in the summer.

Guardiola refused to directly answer questions about his future 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.

However, with the Spaniard having enjoyed Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, European Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup success last term, Beckenbauer believes his next move will be a step down if he departs.

“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,” he 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.”

Bayern can move another step closer to the Bundesliga title on Friday when they travel to nearest challengers Wolfsburg with the sides separated by 11 points.