Over the past week, a few things have become apparent; Leicester are serious title contenders, Chelsea are in a relegation battle and Pep Guardiola will not be managing Bayern Munich next season.
Guardiola, 44, won 4 trophies for Bayern in his first season. He has also continued to dominate the Bundesliga and world football. Winning the Champions league with Bayern in 2013. The rumoured man to replace Pep Guardiola – Carlo Ancelloti. The Italian may be lured by the calibre of players, and may enjoy being reunited with former player, Xabi Alonso. This all leave one question – Where next for Pep?
Manchester? City and United are both reportedly interested, Chelsea? As pressure mounts on Mourinho. Maybe even a return to Spain, to take over from a struggling Benitez at Madrid? Okay, the last one is a stretch to far.
There’s no denying Guardiola would like to try his hand in England; the worlds toughest league. It’s a matter of who with and when. If I had to put a bet on it, I would guess Pep will end up in Manchester. Since the Spaniard left Barcelona, rumours have circulated of his admiration for Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United. Whether the United board would choose to pursue someone with a similar possession philosophy to Van Gaal – who appears to be struggling – is another matter.
Guardiola may be tempted by the blue side of Manchester, with the quality of Silva, Aguero and reuniting with former player Toure to much to pass up.
One things is for certain, Guardiola could prove to be the greatest coach ever, with success in the Premier League.