Man City should be lining up one of these 2 managers following Pep rumours
According to The Sun, Pep Guardiola could be leaving Man City sooner rather than later. The Football Manc Cave looks at 2 possibilities that could replace the title winner.
The Sun has reported that Pep is prepared to step down from his role at the Etihad. This headline has come after the successful manager has explained things in his book. Apparently, the Man City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak knows of his plans to step aside if things don’t go to plan.
The book also describes his anger at players who stayed out partying last Christmas. He has a plan to punish any who do the same this year, as he is desperately trying to get that 3rd in a row Premier League title.
If he can’t be as successful this Premier League campaign, who could replace him?
Some Man City fans will definitely disagree with this pick due to lack of actual experience. However, the 37-year-old has been Pep Guardiola’s apprentice for some time now. He must have learned a lot from the current boss.
This is why he would be a perfect fit, even if it’s only temporarily. The players already know him and have respect for him which would be ideal. Guardiola has already spoken about how he thinks Arteta will succeed him at Man City.
This could be a plan already in the works. Another note to add to this pick is that Mikel Arteta got offered the Newcastle job before Steve Bruce. He turned it down. Does this suggest he’s waiting for his turn to be in charge at the Etihad? Possibly.
If it’s someone with some experience you’re looking for, then Viera is your man. The 43-year-old has already managed at New York City. He also currently manages at Nice.
The ex-midfielder is certainly no stranger to the Premier League. He spent a large period of his career with Arsenal and finished it at Man City. This could be a great Guardiola replacement.
It will be hard to find someone who matches the record that Pep has or the standard he expects. However, I believe these are two great picks who could both deliver.