Manchester United will reportedly not stand in the way of Premier League rivals Manchester City making a move for departing Bayern Munich chief Pep Guardiola, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 44-year-old revealed this week that his next destination would be the Premier League once his contract with the Bundesliga champions expires at the end of the current campaign.
“The reason I have not extended my contract is simple. I want to manage in the Premier League,” he said.
“I want to experience the atmosphere in England. I am 44 and it is the right time to go there. I need a new challenge.”
However, despite being linked with his signature, a report in the Manchester Evening News claims that United execs already believe the Spaniard is on his way to The Etihad with the deal as good as done, meaning they won’t be making a play to poach him from underneath their neighbours.
This would seem that Louis van Gaal’s job at Old Trafford is safe for the time being, though they could regret not making the move for him while he’s available.
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