Pep Guardiola’s contract ends in June 2021 and Manchester City wants to keep him in charge, but they are already covering their back in case he leaves.
‘The Daily Mail’ reports that the two main candidates for the Etihad Stadium head job are Mauricio Pochettino and Julian Nagelsmann.
Manchester City is having a bumpy start to the season, like most European giants. The latest result for Pep Guardiola’s team was the 1-1 draw against West Ham and the difficult victory in the Champions League against Porto.
For the moment, City are calm, although the team is eighth and five points off the pace with a game in hand on the co-leaders Everton and Liverpool. Moreover, the guidelines for the future project seem clear.
One of the keys points is the continuity of Pep Guardiola. Pep is in his fourth season at the head of the club and finishes his contract on the 30 of June of 2021, although the club want to guarantee his continuity.
There was talk of his renewal in the midst of the ‘Messi case’. If the Barca forward decides to leave next summer there is no doubt that City will be among the highest bidders for the player.
However, ‘The Daily Mail’ reports that Manchester City are working on alternatives to Pep Guardiola if he does not continue at the Etihad Stadium. Specifically, two who are currently in pole position if the circumstances are right.
According to the British newspaper, the first candidate to succeed Guardiola is Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian has been without a team since he was dismissed by Tottenham at the beginning of last season and has already been linked with big names in recent months such as Barcelona and Manchester United.
The other one in discord is one of the most fashionable coaches in Europe. Julian Nagelsmann, a young coach who led RB Leipzig to the last Champions League semi-final. His profile by age, name, and footballing philosophy is also very popular in Manchester.