Pep Guardiola has said he can multi-task "like a woman" as he balances the pursuit of trophies in his final months at Bayern Munich and planning for his next job at Manchester City.
The Spaniard made the comment as he spoke to the media for the first time since it was confirmed he would be coming to the Premier League next season.
Since the appointment was made public there have been concerns in Germany that Guardiola will be distracted from Bayern Munich's campaign. There is even the possibility of a conflict of interest if Guardiola comes up against his future side in the Champions League.
Asked how he would cope with that, he told reporters at a press conference: "I am like a woman, I can control both situations. I can think of both situations, so it's no problem for me."
The dream scenario of rounding off his three-year Bayern reign with a Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal treble is still achievable, and Guardiola insisted his focus is still very much on his work in Germany.
Premier League January deals - club-by-club
Premier League January deals - club-by-club
INS - Mohamed Elneny (Basel, £7.4m)OUTS - Glen Kamara (Southend, loan)
2/20 Aston Villa
INS - NoneOUTS - Gary Gardner (Nottm Forest, Loan), Joe Cole (Coventry, loan), Callum Robinson (Preston, loan), Jose Angel Crespo (Rayo Vallecano, loan), Joe Bennett (Sheff Wednesday, loan)
INS - Rhoys Wiggins (Sheffield Wednesday, loans), Juan Iturbe (Roma, loan), Marius Adamonis (FK Atlantas, loan), Lewis Grabban (Norwich, £7m), Benik Afobe (Wolves, £9m).OUTS - Lee Tomlin (Bristol City, loan), Yann Kermorgant (Reading, undisc.), Elliot Ward (Blackburn Roivers, undisc.), Jayden Stockley (Exeter, loan).
INS - Matt Miazga (NY Red Bulls, undisc.), Alexandre Pato (Corinthians, loan). OUTS - Marco van Ginkel (PSV, loan), Patrick Bamford (Norwich, loan), Ramires (Jiangsu Suning, £25m), Christian Atsu (Malaga, loan), Papy Djilobodji (Werder Bremen, loan), Alex Kiwomya (Fleetwood, loan), Mitchell Beeney (Newport County, loan), Wallace (Gremio, loan), Ulises Davila (Santos Laguna, undisc.).
5/20 Crystal Palace
INS - Emmanuel Adebayor (free agent),OUTS - Jonny Williams (MK Dons, loan), Jack Hunt (Sheff Wednesday, undisc.)
INS - Oumar Niasse (Lokomotiv Moscow, £13.5m), Shani Tarashaj (Grasshoppers, undisc. - back to Grasshoppers on loan), Matthew Foulds (Bury, undisc.)OUTS - Aiden McGeady (Sheff Wednesday, loan), Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford, loan), Steven Naismith (Noriwch City, £8.5m), Liam Walsh (Yeovil, loan).
7/20 Leicester City
INS - Daniel Amartey (Copenhagen, undisc.), Demarai Gray (Birmingham, £3.7m).OUTS - Tom Lawrence (Cardiff, loan), Jak McCourt (Barnsley, undisc.), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim, loan), Alie Sesay (Barnet, undisc.), Joe Davis (Fleetwood, undisc.).
INS - Steven Caulker (QPR, loan), Marko Grujic (Red Star Belgrade, £5.1m - loaned back to Red Star)OUTS - Ryan Fulton (Portsmouth, loan).
9/20 Manchester City
INS - Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich, manager from next season), Anthony Caceres (Central Coast Mariners, undisc.),OUTS - Anthony Caceres (Melbourne City, loan) George Evans (Reading, undisc.), Ian Lawlor (Bury, loan).
10/20 Manchester United
INS -OUTS - Victor Valdes (Standard Liege, loan), Liam Grimshaw (Preston, loan), Ben Pearson (Preston, undisc.), Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley, loan)
11/20 Newcastle United
INS - Seydou Doumbia (Roma, loan), Andros Townsend (Tottenham, £12m) Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea, £12m), Henri Saivet (Bordeaux, loan).OUTS - Florian Thauvin (Marseille, loan), Lubo Satka (York, loan), Mike Williamson (Wolves, undisc.), Shane Ferguson (Millwall, undisc.), Gael Bigirimana (Coventry, loan), Kyle Cameron (York, loan).
12/20 Norwich City
INS - Patrick Bamford (Chelsea, loan), Steven Naismith (Everton, £8.5m), Timm Klose (Wolfsburg, undisc.), Ben Godfrey (York, undisc.), Ivo Pinto (Dinamo Zagreb, undisc.).OUTS - Louis Thompson (Swindon, loan), Jamar Loza (Southend, loan), Gary Hooper (Sheff Wednesday, loan), Harry Toffolo (Peterborough, loan), Conor McGrandles (Falkirk, loan), Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth, £7m), Jake Kean (Colchester, loan), Eillott Bennett (Blackburn, loan).
INS - Charlie Austin (QPR, £4m).OUTS - Ryan Seager (Crewe, loan), Sam McQueen (Southend, loan).
14/20 Stoke City
INS - Giannelli Imbula (Porto, £18.3m)OUTS - Eddy Lecygne (Doncaster, loan), Steve Sidwell (Brighton, loan), Anthony Stokes (Celtic, loan)
INS - Wahbi Khazri (Bordeaux, undisc.), Lamine Kone (Lorient, undisc.), Steve Harper (free agent), Dame N'Doye (Trabzonspor, loan), Jan Kirchhoff (Bayern Munich, undisc.).OUTS - Sebastian Coates (Sporting Lisbon, loan), Will Buckley (Birmingham, loan), Lynden Gooch (Doncaster, loan), Danny Graham (Blackburn, loan), Costel Pantilimon (Watford, loan).
16/20 Swansea City
INS - Leroy Fer (QPR, loan), Alberto Paloschi (Chievo, undisc.).OUTS - Dan Alfei (Mansfield, loan), Eder (Lille, loan), Gerhard Tremmel (Werder Bremen, loan), Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle, £12m).
17/20 Tottenham Hotspur
INS -OUTS - Alex Pritchard (West Brom, loan), Andros Townsend (Newcastle, £12m), Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough, undisc.), Kenny McEvoy (York, free).
INS - Abdoulaye Doucoure (Rennes, £8m), Mario Suarez (Fiorentina, undisc.), Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland, loan), Nordin Amrabat (Malaga, undisc.).OUTS - Giedrius Arlauskis (Espanyol, loan), Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham, £1.5m), Connor Smith (Wimbledon, free), Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool, loan), Alessandro Diamanti (Atalanta, loan).
19/20 West Bromwich Albion
INS - Alex Pritchard (Tottenham, loan), Sandro (QPR, loan),OUTS - Anders Lindegaard (Preston, loan), Adil Nabi (Peterborough, undisc.)
20/20 West Ham United
INS - Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce, loan), Sam Byram (Leeds, undisc.),OUTS - Mauro Zarate (Fiorentina, undisc.), Elliott Lee (Colchester, loan), Stephen Hendrie (Southend, loan), Diego Poyet (Charlton, loan), Lewis Page (Cambridge, loan).
"I had my first talks with (Manchester City) in May or June," he said. "When I am in England, I will say more about it.
"If people don't trust me, then I can't change that. I know this is new for Bayern Munich - a coach has never left them before, it has always been them getting rid of their coach.
"But I will be focusing on the team until my final day here, giving my best to the very last minute."
As well as the inevitable questions about his move to City, Guardiola was also asked about his relationship with his players amid reports of dressing-room tensions at Bayern.
He called for more respect, insisting at the same time that he will not let anything interfere with his bid to win three more trophies before leaving Bayern in the summer.
"I've experienced it already at Barcelona," he said. "We coaches don't earn respect any more in the world, no matter what we say.
"There are important newspapers here who have yet to ask me any questions about football.
"Why don't you write about all the many nice words I say to my players? Whenever I talk about my players, nobody is interested; I'm always being asked about other things.
"Journalists need to know what they are here for. I love to talk about tactics - three at the back, four at the back and so on.
"But I know how to handle it and I will do that for the next four months."
Bayern's director of sport Matthias Sammer had weighed in on some of the recent criticism by protecting Guardiola at a press conference earlier this week.
The Bayern coach shrugged that off on Friday, though, saying: "Matthias was not defending me, he was defending the club.
"I can defend myself," added the 45-year-old.
Additional reporting by PA
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