It looks as though we’ll be seeing Pep Guardiola in England next year.
The revered Spaniard has been linked with Manchester City ever since he left Barcelona in 2012. Now it looks as though he’ll finally move to the Premier League giants in 2016.
A manager who bizarrely fears commitment, Guardiola has never been the kind of guy to sign long-term contracts, instead renewing on a yearly basis.
But he was hemming and hawing at a press conference earlier today when a new contract with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich was being discussed.
In quotes reported by Goal, he said: “I am coach of Bayern and I am grateful to be here.
“I haven’t decided my future yet. As soon as I come to a decision, I will inform Kalle Rummenige, Matthias Sammer and Uli Hoeness.
“We still have a lot of time. But if I will extend my contract, I must be absolutely sure that it is the best for the club. I don’t want to become a problem for FC Bayern.
“I did my very best, am doing my very best, will do my very best.
“I haven’t receive any offer from another club.”
That last part would appear to be a lie if you believe widespread reports that Guardiola is one of the most in-demand bosses in the game.
Should he move to Manchester City then it will continue a trend of joining arguably the most powerful club in that particular league.
Guardiola is undoubtedly a brilliant coach, but one could argue that he hasn’t really challenged himself with any difficult project.
Having only been coaching since 2007, there’s plenty of time for the 44-year-old to take on a Football Manager type odyssey by helping Luton Town win the Champions League.