Pep Guardiola is to confirm his future at Bayern Munich next week and widespread reports suggest he is going to leave the German champions.
If that were to happen, Manchester City are considered favourites to bring him in but with Louis van Gaal‘s future uncertain, Manchester United will surely be looking over at Guardiola as a potential replacement this summer.
“Tonight, I have no answer,” Guardiola said after Tuesday’s win over Darmstadt.
“Next week there will be clarity.”
Man United fans certainly feel that Guardiola is the perfect replacement and wouldn’t be at all happy to see him join City:
Pep Guardiola on his future: "Next week there will be clarity."#MCFC remain hopeful that if — IF — he leaves Bayern, it will be for them
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKay) December 16, 2015
Guardiola to announce he's leaving Bayern at the end of the season, next week. Get him before he goes to City!!!!!!!!!!! #mufc
— Mark Lenehan (@MarkLenehan) December 16, 2015
Disgusting that he has allowed Pep Guardiola to join cross town neighbors. A stackable offence for Woodward imo
— Hamza (@realhamzakhan) December 16, 2015
Media suggesting Pep Guardiola will leave Bayern at the end of the season. Would be totally logical for #MUFC to approach to replace LVG.
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) December 16, 2015
Guardiola & Ancelotti seem well-known for walking into clubs with ready-made, world class squads. So no chance either are coming here.
— Rich Laverty (@RichJLaverty) December 16, 2015
I'd argue allowing Guardiola join City would be more damaging than replacing Sir Alex with Moysey.
— Stretty News (@StrettyNews) December 16, 2015
Pep Guardiola to City, Ancelotti to replace him at Bayern. Our two main targets if Van Gaal leaves are gone…
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) December 16, 2015
So come June, #mufc might have ignored Mourinho, seen Klopp rock up at Anfield and watched Guardiola join City over a two-year period.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) December 16, 2015
I’ve got to say that I agree with them for a couple of reasons. Firstly, if Guardiola moves to City and Carlo Ancelotti replaces him at Bayern, who would that leave for United to look at this summer if van Gaal’s time is up? Probably Ryan Giggs.
We’d be repeating the same risks as replacing Sir Alex Ferguson with David Moyes if Giggs took over from van Gaal. Is that a risk we can afford to take?
Secondly, Guardiola and City together has the potential to be a formidable partnership and if United just sat by and let that happen, then it could be a grave mistake.
If United are to replace van Gaal this summer, then who do you want to see take up the hot seat?