Manchester City look to be continuing their love affair with the Barcelona philosophy, albeit with a slight detour via Munich.
After having already recruited a former Barca sporting director as well as the Catalan club’s vice president in charge of economic affairs, City are said to be continuing that trend by employing Barca’s ex-coach, Pep Guardiola.
BeIN Sports have today stated that the Bayern Munich manager will ‘train Manchester City next season’. With his contract at Bayern up in 2016, we may see the 44-year-old in the Etihad hot seat this time next year, taking over the reigns from Manuel Pellegrini.
Guardiola has already won the Bundesliga twice as well as the DFB Pokal with his inherited Bayern side and his list of achievements with Barcelona are simply staggering.
Considering he won the Champions League twice with Barca, his European pedigree (an arena the Manchester club have struggled in) has unsurprisingly turned the heads of the Manchester City hierarchy, but one would have scarcely believed we would be hearing stories of a link to the club this soon.
There is, however, a lot of time and a lot of football to be played between now and next summer.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena
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