I was reading the morning papers today (Saturday) and came across an interesting story about Pep Guardiola possibly quitting as Barcelona boss after the Champions League final tonight against Manchester United. These are the thoughts of Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff who said, “I would not be surprised if Pep left regardless of the result in the final against Manchester United.”
“He would go only because it’s very difficult to withstand pressures in the long-term.
“I think he would stay out of work for a year.”
Now if this is the case, what better a man to take over from Arsene Wenger if Arsenal did indeed thinking of a management change. I have been pondering my head thinking of who could take over from Arsene if he were to leave and I could not think of anyone good enough until the possibility of Guardiola came along.
Pep has won virtually everything he can at Barcelona and a change and new challenge would be good for him and what better a place than Arsenal as the style of play he uses at Barcelona is not too different from ours at Arsenal.
Yesterday, Guardiola did not rule out the possibility of him leaving Barcelona as he said, “This is not the day to talk about that.
“We have worked an enormous amount of time to get here and it is a privilege to be here, so let’s not talk about anything else. Leaving? Let’s leave that for another time.
“The important thing is the club, no matter who the coach might be.”
What do you think of Guardiola as a potential Arsenal manager?