Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink believes that Pep Guardiola will be a success for the Blues, if he decides to join the club in the summer. The London club, along with Man City, have emerged as frontrunners to sign the Spaniard, after he steps down as Bayern Munich manager in summer.
The Dutchman also ruled out the notion that Pep has put pressure on other Premier League managers by publicly claiming that his next destination will be a Premier League club.
Hiddink said in his press conference: “First of all, he is not putting pressure on other managers, we are used to that. Unfortunately, I didn’t work in Germany but the Bundesliga is a beautiful league.
“I worked in the Spanish league for several years and La Liga is also a beautiful league. Pep has worked in both, so I can imagine that after having worked in those two leagues, he would express a desire to go and work in the Premier League.
“I don’t want to defend him – he is capable of doing that himself – but I think it is nothing more than a desire to go into one of the biggest leagues in the world. I don’t think he is playing a game, putting pressure on other clubs or managers. I think it is an expression of desire.”
When asked about whether the former Barcelona manager would be a prefect-fit for the London club, Hiddink said: “He has shown in a very fast career – from the second team in Barcelona – that he’s capable of managing a team very well.”
Man Utd and Arsenal are the other Premier League clubs to have been linked with the Spaniard.