Friday, November 30, 2012
''GUARDIOLA WILL COACH MANCHESTER CITY, NOT CHELSEA''- FIFA AGENT
Former Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola has a preliminary agreement to take over at Manchester City in the summer according to a FIFA agent
Guardiola quit the club in the summer in order to take a year out from football and enjoy some time out in New York.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich failed to lure Guardiola to Stamford Bridge after sacking Roberto Di Matteo - instead employing Rafa Benitez on a temporary basis - but City manager Roberto Mancini has also had the figure of Guardiola looming over his spell at the Etihad.
The English Premier League champions appointed former Barcelona executive Txiki Begiristain as their director of football in October, to work alongside another former Barcelona chief executive Ferran Soriano.
According to the Mirror, Gallardo has told a Spanish radio station that City are already plotting to replace Mancini.
‘Guardiola has a pre-deal to be the next manager of Manchester City,’ he said. ‘No matter if Milan or whoever make offers to him.’