Pep has a contract with Bayern until June 2016 but speculation in Germany suggests that the ex Barça boss has no wish to remain at the club beyond then. Possible destinations for Guardiola could be Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City according to a report by Metro but a Stamford Bridge move may prove to be a bit premature as the club is leading the Premier League table under Jose Mourinho who left Spanish giants Real Madrid to take over.
Having said that, Manuel Pellegrini’s contract at Manchester City finishes the same time as Guardiola’s and Arsene Wenger may be convinced his role may lie with the Gunners’ board of directors leaving the door open for the Catalan to step in.
Meanwhile in La Liga, Real Madrid eased to a 2-1 win over Sevilla on Wednesday but ended up with a string of problems into the bargain. Goals came from James and Jesé but the Colombian is out for 2 months after hurting his foot while Sergio Ramos will be out for 3 weeks. Another blow for Real is Marcelo who picked up a disputable yellow card meaning he will miss the derby clash against Atlético Madrid this weekend.
Barça defender Gerard Piqué feels his club have got what it takes to take home some silverware this year. Barcelona are enjoying a great run of success and Piqué feels the Catalans are in a position to win trophies:
“We’ve played well in the last few games, and that raises our expectations and gives us plenty of confidence”, he was quoted as saying by AS.
“I think we are in a position to achieve something big this season”, the defender added.
“We just have to keep going at this level, keep going with these results, win the Copa del Rey semi-final and in La Liga hope that the leaders, Real Madrid, lose a point or two.
Pique finished off by saying: “We’ll try to carry on picking up the three points and put pressure on them.”
Barcelona play Athletic Bilbao on sunday while Real Madrid play Atlético Madrid on Saturday away at the Vicente Calderón stadium.