Video: Football expert gives hope to Manchester United and Chelsea over star tactician

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Gabriele Marcotti has insisted that Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola hasn’t made a decision over which club he will coach next season.

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Speaking to ESPN FC, Marcotti was adamant that the Spaniard hasn’t chosen to take over at Manchester City ahead of next season, despite speculation heavily suggesting otherwise, as noted by The Telegraph.

Many media outlets have claimed that the former Barcelona boss, who has connections with the club’s board at the Etihad which features many individuals that he worked alongside in Spain previously, would prefer a move to join the Citizens despite interest from Chelsea and United.

The former sacked Jose Mourinho last week and have appointed Guus Hiddink on an interim basis with a view of making a long-term appointment in the summer when coaches such as Guardiola become available.

Meanwhile, current United boss Louis van Gaal is coming under intense scrutiny after his side were dumped out of the Champions League earlier this month and have fallen out of the Premier League top four following defeats to Bournemouth and Norwich City.

As a result, questions have unsurprisingly been asked about his future at Old Trafford and the Dutchman is certainly under pressure to ensure that things turn around quickly.

Nevertheless, with speculation that the Red Devils were targeting Mourinho as his possible successor, which in turn forced a denial from his agent, as reported by Sky Sports, it is unclear at this stage as to who the club are prioritising.

Whether or not Van Gaal remains will become clearer in the coming weeks depending on results, but Marcotti’s latest update would suggest that the trio of Premier League giants will be closely monitoring Guardiola’s position as he draws to closer to leaving Bayern in June.

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