Wednesday 19 September 2018

Pep Guardiola agrees deal to take over at Man City - reports

Blues poised to swoop for Bayern boss Guardiola

Bayern Munich's coach Pep Guardiola attends a press conference
Bayern Munich's coach Pep Guardiola attends a press conference
Bayern's head coach Pep Guardiola

MANCHESTER City have agreed a deal with Pep Guardiola which will see the current Bayern Munich boss take over at Eastlands next season, according to reports from Germany.

An expected second-place finish in the Premier League will not be enough to save Manuel Pellegri's job at City.

City have been linked with a number of high-profile names but it's now claimed that a deal has already been agreed with Guardiola, which would allow him leave Bayern this summer even though he has a year left on his contract.

Guardiola remains in charge of Bayern but is under fire after a 3-0 defeat by Barcelona last week, effectively ending Bayern's interest in the Champions League ahead of tomorrow's second leg in Munich.

Bayern's head coach Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

Club legend Lothar Matthaus added to the pressure on Guardiola by saying he had lost the Bayern dressing room. "It seems the players are losing a bit of belief in the coach, and he hadn't expected that," Matthaus said of the Catalan.

City kept up their push for a second-place finish with a 6-0 thrashing of QPR yesterday a defeat which condemns Richard Dunne's side to relegation, but Pellegrini said he was unaware of the reports of a Guardiola deal.

"I didn't read it and I haven't heard any reports. I repeat, I haven't heard or seen any reports," he said. "Nobody told me about them."

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