Reports from various sources have suggested that Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, who has decided to part ways with his present employers when the current season comes to an end, may actually be coming to England next season to manage a team in the Barclays Premier League.
A statement by Bayern Chief Executive Karl Heinz-Rummenigge confirmed that Guardiola was leaving at the end of the season with Carlo Ancelotti being brought in to replace him. This confirmation has only managed to stoke a fire that was always burning as rumours of Guardiola moving to England have gathered even more pace.
The Spaniard is being linked with the jobs at Manchester City and Manchester United with both these clubs keen on making him their next boss. United are in a desperate mess after going winless in their last six games. Louis Van Gaal finds himself under massive pressure after seeing his side drop out of the Champions League and drop off the pace in the Premier League. But there is also Roman Abramovich, who is willing to give Guardiola everything he wants:
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini however is not entirely deserving of the speculation that surrounds his future. City are doing well this season and there is not enough reason for their boss to be removed, however, the two time Premier League winners seem intent on upgrading from Pellegrini to Guradiola regardless of whether their Chilean boss deserves the sack or not.
While City are seeing this is an opportunity to become an even bigger club under the guidance of probably the best manager in the world of football, United would have to be the team that actually is in need of a new coach. The English giants are a shadow of their former selves and Guardiola could just be the guy to lead them back to the top.
If United were to appoint Guardiola, they would have to wait until the summer before he could finally take up the position. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has emerged as a front runner in the race for the United hotseat and the Red Devils management may very well make a move for him as the Portuguese manager would be available to take up the job right now.