Germany legend wants Guardiola to disappoint Man City

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Germany icon Franz Beckenbauer has urged Pep Guardiola to snub any interest from Manchester City and stay with Bayern Munich.

The Spanish manager has been tipped for a move to the Citizens in the summer, having been considered as a successor to Manuel Pellegrini for sometime.

The Chilean coach has not always cut a convincing figure at the Etihad Stadium, and recent defeats to Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have raised doubts about whether the former Real Madrid coach has the nous to realise the Citizens’ potential.

Guardiola—who achieved such success with Barcelona, and who has helped Bayern to dominate the Bundesliga—is the kind of coach who could take City to the next level.

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However, the Bavarians’ honorary president Beckenbauer has urged the manager not to leave the German giants next summer.

“It would be a real shame if he leaves Munich after three years,” he wrote in his column for the Deutsche Press-Agentur [via FourFourTwo]. “He knows the Bundesliga much better, speaks German more fluently and has the players on his side more now that at the start.”


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