Ottmar Hitzfeld believes Pep Guardiola is destined to join Manchester City rather than Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

Former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has claimed that Pep Guardiola will leave Bayern Munich for Manchester City in the future.

Guardiola has six months remaining on his contract at Bayern and talks over a new deal have stalled, leading to rumours linking both Manchester clubs with a move for the in-demand Spanish boss.

City and Manchester United are said to be among those interested in Guardiola if he decides to leave the Bundesliga in the summer. Hitzfeld insisted the current Bayern boss is destined to end up at City.

“I suspect that Pep will leave Bayern, because Manchester City continue turning up with the money,” the 66-year-old said.

“There is no reason to wait until December for a decision, because no titles are awarded now.”

There have been reports in recent weeks that Man United are happy with Louis van Gaal but, if Guardiola does become available, they would be wise to do all they can to land the Spaniard.

Guardiola’s teams are known for expansive, attacking football, something which van Gaal has not delivered this season. Letting Guardiola go to City would be disastrous for United and would inevitably set the club back in terms of becoming a force in world football once again.

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