Pep Guardiola can see himself managing Manchester United one day.
The news was revealed in Guardiola’s new book entitled Pep Confidential when he said to his assistant that he’d like to manage the club at some stage in the future whilst on a visit to Old Trafford in the final year of Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure.
Spanish journalist Martí Perarnau was given total access to Bayern Munich during season 2013-14. This book represents the first time in the modern era that a writer has got this close to one of the elite teams of world football.
Perarnau writes of the former Barcelona coach’s thoughts on Bayern Munich’s training complex: “He was impressed and told Manel Estiarte (his personal assistant) privately: “I like this place. I could see myself coaching here one day.
“Pep had said something very similar a few months before, at Manchester United.
“The day after beating Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, Guardiola and Estiarte travelled to Manchester to watch their next opponent in action.
“It was May 4, 2011, and the pair sat together in the stands of Old Trafford watching Sir Alex Ferguson’s team beat Schalke 4-1. Once again Pep had turned to his friend and said: “I like this atmosphere. I could see myself coaching here one day.”
Pep Guardiola said to Marí Perarnau in the summer of 2013 – ‘Write about everything you see. Be as critical as you like’.
Guardiola is doing a great job at the Alianz Arena and obviously would like to coach in another league and why not Manchester United? He would in my opinion be the best successor to Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford. He would most likely have a team that he could manage and coach his way and turn United into a force to be reckoned with once more.