Chelsea could have another quality coach in their dugout if they eventually show Mourinho the exit door following what looks like a bad season in advance for the Pensioners. Pep Guardiola is stalling in putting pen to paper as per a contract extension at the Allianz Arena, making him a potential free agent by the end of next season.
Following calls for his head with Chelsea’s recent woeful performances, Mourinho quipped that the club can’t have a better coach than him if he is shown the marching orders. However, Guardiola’s haul of 19 trophies in a career less than a decade old keeps pointing out at a goof in Mourinho’s statement.
Manchester City are said to be the 44 year-old’s most likely destination after he leaves Germany, especially with City’s executives, Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain long time friends of the former Barcelona’s coach. But a move might fall through once Pellegrini delivers his 2nd EPL title in his 3rd season at the Etihad by May next year. The Chilean already have signed a new contract extension until 2017 with the noisy neighbors, while the management continues to deny having ever reached an agreement with Guardiola, although it remains clear that he is a toast of the Arab owners.
Bayern are already preparing for life without Pep, and are in contact with Carlo Ancelloti regarding a transfer to Germany. Pep has been given until the new year to make a final decision as to if he will be extending his stay with the club when his current contract expires by the end of the season.
But that remains unlikely, as his eyes are set on a move to the EPL. Carlo was initially linked with Liverpool, but nothing materialized as he insisted on continuing his sabbatical, but he could favor and fancy a move to German to try new waters after having coached in England, France, Italy and Spain already.