Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has apparently agreed to join Manchester City next season, which means we may have missed our chance to get the man many fans want to see replace Arsene Wenger.
The agreement is apparently nothing more than verbal at the moment, with respected journalist Richard Keys announcing the news on Twitter.
Understand the Guardiola verbal agreement with City to be true. And don’t rule out a 100m dollar bid for Pogba.
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) May 9, 2015
Current manager Manuel Pellegrini has come under increasing pressure this season, with City severely underperforming at times. The Citizens are arguably lucky to be where they are in the table at the moment, and shock losses against the likes of Burnley cost them the chance to challenge for the title.
We have repeatedly been linked with a move for Guardiola in the past (via the Daily Star), and he was touted as the man who would eventually take the reigns at the Emirates. Wenger doesn’t look to be finished at the club just yet however, and if the Spaniard does leave Bayern this summer then it could come too soon for us.
The former Barcelona boss has struggled in Germany recently, and after disappointingly crashing out of the DFB Pokal, his side were totally dismantled in the Champions League by a player he knows well – Lionel Messi.
It would appear as though if we want to see Guardiola at Arsenal then we have to move quickly (if there is any chance at all); cutting Wenger’s time at the club short. This seems highly unlikely, and we may therefore have to focus on other managerial targets for when the Frenchman eventually does retire.