Manchester City fans over at the bar who were confident about seeing their side managed by Pep Guardiola next season might feel a bit disappointed with the manager’s latest comments in the Manchester Evening News.
The Spaniard is currently at the helm of German giants Bayern Munich, but the club have already announced that he will be leaving at the end of the current season, with Carlo Ancelotti confirmed as his replacement.
Guardiola’s recent comments about his desire to manage in England fuelled rumours that he was set to make the move to the Etihad and meet up with his long-time friends and ex-Barcelona colleagues Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano
However, his latest comments suggest that he may consider taking a sabbatical year before taking on his next managerial role.
“When I sign a contract I will announce it immediately. Maybe it will be two years until I will coach a team in England. I am very happy about my experience in Munich. I am working until my last second here.”
“After that I will go home and wait to see if it is possible to move to England or not. If it’s not, then I won’t.”
With City’s rivals United also interested in acquiring Guardiola to replace Louis Van Gaal, the Spaniard’s latest comments have caused a stir over by the pool tables.
Both Pellegrini and Van Gaal have contracts that expire in the summer of 2017, which could see a battle between the two Mancunian clubs ensue as they look for a new manager.
Manchester City and United fans, why should Guardiola manage your club over your rivals? Let us know in the comments below!