Pep Guardiola will be given a huge transfer war-chest at Manchester City when he resumes and he wants the club to go in for Paul Pogba and John Stones.
The 45-year old was confirmed to have agreed a three-year deal with City on Monday and will replace Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season and ahead of his arrival, he has asked the club to prepare summer bids for Pogba and Stones.
Guardiola is ready to spend the cash, as City is expected to go in for £80m Pogba and £50m Stones as he expects both players to form the core of his philosophy at the Etihad Stadium.
However, City won’t be the only ones in for Pogba and Stones, as Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid have also shown interests in the players but City remain confident the lure of playing under Guardiola would be too good to turn down for the players.
The former Barcelona manager will be expected to turn City around, and make them European superpowers when he eventually resumes.
As a manager, Guardiola has only lost 19 of the 239 games he has played.