Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to be unhappy that Pep Guardiola is so popular!
Guardiola is reportedly being pursued by Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea after confirming that he will be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of this season.
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The news has prompted excitement that the Spaniard is Premier League bound, but Wenger does not like the cloud of speculation that has been caused by Guardiola’s premature announcement.
Wenger told his Wednesday press conference: “I don’t like that a manager has come out so early on what they will do. Not good for own team or speculation for others.”
The Frenchman, whose team knocked off title rivals Manchester City on Monday, also seemed torn as to whether Guardiola’s potential arrival would be good for the Premier League.
He said: “We want this league to be the best, but also the right balance. You need 40-50% foreign managers, but also local, like Eddie Howe – you do not want to kill that.
“It’s important to have the balance right because they bring different ideas.
“He’s a top quality manager, no one would dispute that. Not for what he’s won. Bayern won before, Barcelona still wins. I think of his positive attitude, that he wants his side’s to play in a positive way.”
It is a little hypocritical of Wenger to be worried about the import of foreign managers considering Guardiola’s pedigree compared to when he arrived from Japan in 1996.
Perhaps Wenger is intimidated by the 44-year-old? His Arsenal side finally seem to have a grip on the Premier League and that could be threatened by Guardiola’s impact at any top club.
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