Considering the way things are going at Old Trafford at the moment, Guardiola to Man United looks like a viable option.
Since Alex Ferguson retired at the end of 2012/13 season, Manchester United
• Louis van Gaal looking to end his Man Utd career in 2017
• Guardiola has a great CV to take over at Old Trafford
• Giggs lack experience in the management role
have been on a rollercoaster ride. Reportedly, Ferguson tried to lure Guardiola to Man United after deciding to call time on his illustrious career. However, that didn’t work out and David Moyes was appointed the head. This culminated in a disastrous 2013/14 season, which saw Man United finish with only 64 points granting them a 7th place finish – a result that mobile betting providers could not have predicted.
Iconic Dutch manager Louis van Gaal replaced Moyes at the helm,
however things weren’t easy in his first season. Now, in the second year the team is slowly shaping into what could potentially be a title-challenging squad, although there is still lingering doubt. However, recently van Gaal has stated that he intends to leave after the 2016/17 season and the he is building a team for his successor. This has prompted many to speculate on the next possible manager: Giggs or Guardiola?
Guardiola to Man United could be a match made in heaven
Before Guardiola took charge of Bayern Munich in the summer of 2013, Ferguson was looking to get the Catalan boss to replace him at Old Trafford. “He had already won an enviable number of trophies with Barcelona… and I admired him greatly. I asked Pep to phone me before he accepted an offer from another club, but he didn’t and wound up joining Bayern Munich in July 2013,” Ferguson recalls.
Taking into account that the Scotsman is Manchester United’s Global Ambassador, he still performs duties for the club. If van Gaal is looking to end his career in 2017, Ferguson will probably be aiming to once again try his luck in getting Guardiola to Man United. The Catalan has an impressive track record behind him, having won everything there is to win in club football with his local side Barcelona. Now with Bayern Munich, he is looking to capture his third consecutive Bundesliga title, although he is yet to win a Champions League trophy with the German outfit.
It would certainly be interesting to see Guardiola at Old Trafford. More importantly, he could be the manager that brings back success to the Red Devils. online sportsbooks in the UK would perhaps once again favour them to win title after title, as it was during Fergie’s time. Some football critics doubted he could be successful in Bavaria, but he has proved them wrong by making a great success of Bayern, despite not clinching the Champions League yet.
Giggs: does he pose competition for Guardiola?
When it comes to the next manager of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal is understood to be in favour of club legend and current assistant Ryan Giggs. Considering that he’s been with the club almost his entire life and know the system inside and out, he therefore could be a good fit. His appointment as club manager would certainly please the supporters, however there are concerns whether with the Manchester United board whether he would actually be successful.
He has been a player his whole life and the role of a manager is quite different. His only experience as a manager came on two occasions; when he got appointed as a player/coach under David Moyes and when he took over the managerial duties after the Scot was sacked. During that brief spell as player/manager he recorded 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss towards the end of the 2013/14 season.
Therefore, he doesn’t like the right fit for the team at this time. He may be a great manager in the future once he gets some real coaching and managing experience under him, but for now it seems more likely the board will side with the idea of bringing Guardiola to Man United instead. If this actually happens, it will be gambling news for punters and fans alike. He is probably the man that can bring glory back to Manchester United, after some lacklustre years with other managers.