It is widely believed that Pep Guardiola would prefer Manchester United to be his next destination, but the club have stated they aren’t interested. A pundit has now revealed that the reason being cited at the club is that he doesn’t have enough Premier League experience.
Spanish football expert Graham Hunter has spoken about Pep Guardiola’s interest in the club and has slammed the board for not looking at Guardiola as their next manager, as Louis van Gaal doesn’t seem to be impressing at Old Trafford.
“For some months, maybe a couple of years, he wanted to tick the box about taking over at Manchester United.” Hunter was quoted as saying by Talksport.
“He repeatedly talked about breathing pure football in England and being head over heels in love with the tradition, history and atmosphere at Manchester United that he saw as a player under [Sir Alex] Ferguson.”
Ed Woodward not good enough
Hunter also slammed Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who he says is one of the main reasons why the club has been suffering of late.
“Their [United’s] idea was that he [Guardiola] didn’t have the Premier League experience that they thought was essential, which I think is an atrocious idea,” he said.
“While Ed Woodward was extraordinarily good at the work that saw him rise in the organisation, I would question whether him in that post, rather than a director of football, is necessarily going to be the guy who can direct United where to go next. I’m not convinced that Woodward is the right man to make the football decision about Guardiola.”