Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has reportedly told friends that he could join Manchester United instead of Manchester City next summer.
The former Barcelona manager has sparked a fury of speculation over who will be his next employer after it was confirmed by Bayern that he would be leaving the Allianz Arena at the end of this season.
Manchester City are understood to be leading the race, with Guardiola’s relationship with executives Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano, who worked with him at Barcelona, believed to be capable of swinging his decision in their favour but It’s claimed that Guardiola would be keen on any vacancy at Old Trafford, with the history and prestige of the club proving attractive according to the Daily Star.
“Pep always found the club fascinating. He likes clubs with huge tradition and United certainly have this.
“He won’t be short of options when it comes to deciding his next move and Manchester City are an ambitious club. But United could still prove to be the more attractive proposition.” The Daily Star quoted a source as saying:
Manchester City will have competition, and Manchester United are considered to be their greatest rivals for the Spaniard following the recent call for Louis van Gaal’s dismissal.