Chelsea Could Miss Out On Guardiola

By on November 14, 2012

AC Milan could be set to scupper any hopes Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had of luring Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge next summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Officials from the Italian giants are believed to have made contact with the former Barcelona manager about the possibility of him taking over at the San Siro.

Current boss Massimiliano Allegri has come under intense pressure after a disappointing start to the season in Serie A, while their Champions League campaign has also been far from ideal.

Several Milan officials are keen to replace Allegri and Guardiola is the overwhelming choice to take over, with many wanting him in the hot seat as soon as January.

Guardiola is currently on Sabbatical after deciding to quit Barcelona after four trophy-laden years at the Nou Camp, and has always insisted he will not return to football until next summer. However, Milan are keen to move quickly and will do all they can to try and tempt the Spaniard back in to the game six months early.

If they are successful, it will come as a blow to Chelsea with owner Roman Abramovich seeing Guardiola as his ‘dream’ manager, and despite the fact Roberto Di Matteo lead the club to their first ever Champions League trophy last season, it’s understood the Russian is seriously considering trying to bring him to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season while the 41-year-old is out of work.

Premier League champions Manchester City are also keeping a close eye on Guadiola’s situation with Roberto Mancini’s future at the Etihad far from secure. City were hoping that chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain – who both worked with Guardiola at Barca – would be able to lure him to Manchester should Mancini be sacked in the summer.

Would Chelsea or Man City fans like to see Guardiola as manager at their clubs? Or are you happy with who’s in charge at the minute? Get involved in the comments section.

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9 Comments

  1. Reghan

    November 14, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Yeah I’d have him over Brendan Rodgers anytime

  2. chinedu nwachukwu

    November 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Chelsea don’t need guadiola, we’re happy with RDM.

    • Brian Pearl

      November 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      NO RDM is nothing he just even sits and watches our team losing point to opponents Guardiola is SUPER and ever he will be.

  3. Phidelis chikonzo

    November 14, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Hw cn we take a coach who is a looser to our current coach .

  4. da blues

    November 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

    we need him most

  5. Brian Pearl

    November 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    LIKE IT OR NOT GUARDIOLA WILL BE THE NEXT MANAGER FOR CHELSEA FOR LIFE, EVEN RDM KNOWS IT

  6. Raph50

    November 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Wish him the best if he comes to Chelsea but RDM is good

  7. Rick Gilhome

    November 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Pep is unproven in the EPL, RDM has the experience as a manager and a player in the toughest league of all.
    Many a successful European player and manager have fallen foul in the English style of football.
    Last season Chelsea played 63 games. No European side came close.

  8. fizzyboy

    November 15, 2012 at 11:13 am

    pls let us use r.m.d the man is gud 4 us,nd get another strike lyk falcao,nd join torres chelsea will b the best in E.P.l the sesson.

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