When Pep Guardiola announced that he wanted a break from football after managing Barcelona for four years, he was already the most successful coach in the club’s history. No wonder that Roman Abramovich tried to persuade him to cut short his sabbatical and oversee the new Chelsea revolution.
Of course, Di Matteo now has the job and a two year contract, but reports suggest that he might not be the manager for those two years. Guardiola has been approached by a number of big clubs, including Bayern Munich, but he has not spoken to any of them. Does he know something that we don’t? All the best betting sites have Chelsea favourites to be his next coaching job already.
“Five or six big clubs have asked about him but he doesn’t want to hear about it. Maybe things will be different in February or March.” His agent has stated.
In fact, the only person he has spoken to is Roman Abramovich. Barcelona are one of the biggest clubs in the world, and if he said he needed a break, then he needed a break. He would not be trying to get out of a contract to join a bigger club because there aren’t any.
He does, however want to try his hand in England. The new deal for TV rights in the Premier league is set to make English clubs the richest in the world. Guardiola could oversee Chelsea for years to come and make them the best team the world has ever seen.
In a years time, we could be seeing Guardiola’s first signing, Lionel Messi.