Pep Guardiola looks like he’s ready to sign on the dotted line and be Barca’s boss for another year.
If Pep signs with the Catalan giants it will come as a crushing blow to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich who apparently has his sights set on Guardiola to take over from fired boss Andre Villas-Boas.
Villas Boas has had an awful spell of eight months as Chelsea manager and Roberto Di Matteo has had to take over the role until the end of the season.
It is no surprise that the Russian owner is a fan of Guardiola’s refreshing style of play and since replacing Dutchman Frank Rijkaard as Barcelona’s boss, Guardiola has steered the Blaugrana’s to levels of success that is unheard of.
Pep has won three league championships, two Champions League crowns, one Spanish Cup, three Spanish Super Cups, two UEFA Super Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup twice.
Abramovich would be keen to offer the Catalan coach an enormous salary to try and turn his team’s fortunes around. But according to Spanish sports newspaper Marca, Guardiola and his assistant Tito Vilanova held talks over extending their stay at Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium earlier today with leading agent Jose Maria Orobitg.