The where will Pep Guardiola land next season took an unexpected turn today with Ta cryptic tweet from Bild’s chief Bayern Munich reporter Christian Falk.
It’s an intriguing tweet on so many levels as Arsenal is the best destination for Guardiola in England. They have a stable ownership group that does not interfere in the manager’s job. Something that Chelsea cannot offer. They play a style of football that is most similar to what Guardiola’s teams at Barcelona and Bayern play unlike how Manchester City play. It is a London club, something that Guardiola’s wife wants if recent press reports are to be believed, something that neither Manchester club can compete with.
On the other hand, Wenger and Guardiola are not on the best of terms. They have had flare-ups in the past, most memorably when the Arsenal boss refused to shake the Bayern coach’s hand before or after a Champions League match back in February 2014.
Then in his presser today, Wenger was asked about Guardiola revealing he will leave his position in the summer, and he said:
Personally I don’t like the fact that the managers come out so early for what they will do, because it’s not necessarily good for their own team, nor for the speculation about the managers who are going through a little bit of a difficult patch.
The dream situation for Arsenal fans might be for Arsene Wenger to move into a Director of Football role after lifting the Premier League title this season, with Guardiola replacing him as Arsenal manager. Do you think that could happen?