Bayen Munich manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly agreed to join Manchester City when the current season ends. However, this agreement is being widely called a verbal agreement according to reports from Mundo Deportivo.
The Spanish manager’s contract with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich will be coming to an expiration by June next year and the Etihad has apparently seized on this development to make the approach for the achieved manager who has also agreed verbally that he will join the presently performing club of Manchester City when that contract expires.
He reportedly reached the agreement with Manchester City’s sporting director, Txiki Begiristain that he will be taking over from current City boss Manuel Pellegrini when his deal runs out with Bayern Munich at the end of this season.
Anyone who knows the duo of Begiristain and Guardiola will know that they have been very good friends from their time together at Barcelona in the La Liga and later worked together when Guardiola took over as manager at the Camp Nou.
Both Begiristain and Ferran Soriano, City’s Chief Executive Officer desperately want Guardiola at the Etihad and have been after the well achieved manager for over two seasons but have not been able to get him due to his unavailability and have publicly stated that Guardiola almost became Manchester City manager at the start of this season in place of Pellegrini but still wanted to complete his contract at Bayern Munich.
These two believe that Guardiola is the only manager that can whip the team into being real champions who cannot be conquered in England or in Europe and this manager will also help to curb the club’s wanton spending habit as he believes in nurturing new and young players and making them capable stars.
The manager, who has won back-to-back Bundesliga titles and a German Cup might however not be easily released by Bayern Munich as they will obviously put up a fight to keep his services beyond 2016.