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Guardiola laughs off Chelsea links

ESPN staff
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Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has laughed off speculation linking him with the manager's job at Chelsea.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is seeking out a new boss after dispensing with the services of Andre Villas-Boas at the weekend.

Given the stature of Chelsea and the money likely to be available, the Blues have been linked with the cream of the managerial crop - with Guardiola high in the bookmakers' lists.

Guardiola has enjoyed incredible success during his time at Barcelona, but his future is in doubt as he has only committed to one-year contracts.

The Spaniard was probed about his future at a press conference and he took the opportunity to hand journalists some copy.

Asked if there had been any contact, he said sarcastically: "I speak every day with Chelsea.

"Villas-Boas seems like a great coach. The time (managers get) depends on the results, not on our abilities. I'm not capable of judging the reasons for his dismissal."

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