Speculation about Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola’s future is running wild, with the former FC Barcelona man set to be contract-less at the end of the season, and Manchester United seems to be the latest team in the mix.
Guardiola’s contract at Bayern Munich is set to run out in the summer of 2016 and the Catalan has kept all contract talks off the table in spite of the top brass at Bayern Munich being keen to extend his stay at the Bavarian club.
However, due to Guardiola’s silence on his contract extension, Manchester United seem to have become the latest English club to enter the market, according to ESPNFC.
Has Manchester United run out of patience with van Gaal?
The Dutchman has been under immense pressure of late, which seems to have increased manifold, as rumours of the Pep Guardiola signing running rife in the media right now.
Although the top brass at the Theater of Dreams assuring their backing for Louis van Gaal, the loss to VfL Wolfsburg and the subsequent failure to qualify for the Champions League Round of 16 seems to have lowered the Dutchman’s stock, and the Red Devils could go looking for his replacement.
Cold war with Manchester City
Although Manchester United seem to have entered the race to land Guardiola’s signature, Manchester City have reportedly been trying to sign him for over three years now and there are fears that this would put the Citizens ahead in this hunt.
Bayern Munich readying for ‘Pep-talks’
Also, the fact that so many teams are pursuing their manager’s signature, seems to have put Bayern Munich on the alert, as they are vigorously trying to get their manager to sign an extension to the contract, according to The Sun. Aware that both the Manchester clubs are after his signature, Bayern Munich are said to hold a meeting with Guardiola in order to persuade him to stay away from contract talks with the Premier League sides.