Following the announcement that Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola will not return to the Bundesliga giants after this season, the high-profile manager has been receiving offers from across Europe and the Premier League especially. While the most recent report indicates that Guardiola has already settled on a new club, the door appears to be open for Chelsea and Manchester United to make a last ditch effort.
According to The Sun, Guardiola has agreed to terms of a three-year deal with Manchester City but has not signed on the dotted line yet. The report states that Guardiola has informed both Chelsea and Man United that they can still persuade him to become their manager if they make firm offers.
Should he complete the deal with Man City, Guardiola would replace embattled manager Manuel Pellegrini, who led the club in a devastating 2-1 defeat to Arsenal that leaves them well behind the Gunners and Leicester City on the Premier League table.
Chelsea fired manager Jose Mourinho earlier this month after claiming just 15 points in the first 16 matches. The club hired Guus Hiddink as their interim manager, but have not made a decision about Hiddink as their permanent manager yet.
Man United have fallen into a three-game losing streak under Louis van Gaal and are believed to be on the verge of firing him should they fail to get another win soon.
In six years as a manager between Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Guardiola has led his clubs to 19 trophies, including five league titles, two Champions League titles and numerous other accolades.
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