Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola revealed last season who he believes will be his successor at the Etihad Stadium, a new report has revealed.
The Catalan coach’s current Manchester City contract runs until the summer of 2025, after signing a one-year extension to his previous agreement last November following showdown talks with the club’s hierarchy over an international break.
Whilst there is ongoing and growing uncertainty surrounding Pep Guardiola’s future among a small section of Manchester City supporters, a sense of calm remains within the football club, allowing their legendary manager the space to make a decision in his own time.
For Pep Guardiola himself however, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach may already have his eyes set on Manchester City’s next manager, with a new report providing insight into a conversation held between the boss and fellow Premier League stars.
According to a new report from James Ducker at The Telegraph, Pep Guardiola had interrupted a conversation between a trio of Brighton & Hove Albion players in the tunnel at the Amex Stadium, following Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with the Seagulls in late May.
Guardiola is claimed to have told the small Brighton contingent, “That’s the next Man City manager,” whilst nodding in the direction of the south coast club’s ever-impressive head coach Roberto De Zerbi – who was further down the tunnel.
Manchester City and Brighton go head-to-head once again this weekend, as the reigning Premier League champions look to bounce back immediately from the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal prior to the international break.
City also find themselves on a staggering three-game losing streak across domestic competitions, following a Carabao Cup third round exit at the hands of Newcastle, a narrow defeat to Wolves at Molineux, and of course the loss to Mikel Arteta’s side.
Rodri returns for Manchester City this weekend following the Spaniard’s three-game domestic football suspension, with last season’s Treble winners losing every single game that their midfield mainstay was unavailable for.
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