The ex-Manchester United midfielder
expects the Spaniard to move to the Eithad
Stadium in 2016, while he also feels Jurgen
Klopp would be a success in the Premier
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul
Scholes believes Pep Guardiola will move to
Manchester City once his contract with
Bayern Munich expires.
The Premier League champions have been
linked with a move for Jurgen Klopp
following his surprise announcement that
he will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end
of the season.
While Scholes feels Klopp would be a succes
in the Premier League he believes that it is
Guardiola who will take over at City once th
44-year-old’s current deal expires in the
summer of 2016.
“There is no doubt in my mind that he
[Klopp] would be a success in English
football, the only question is at which club,”
he wrote in his column in The Independent.
“Manchester City is the destination that has
been mentioned more than once but all the
information that comes back to me in
Manchester is that Pep Guardiola will take
that job when his contract at Bayern Munic
expires in one year’s time.”
Despite Guardiola already having won the
Champions League twice as a manager,
Scholes feels he would find success in
Europe difficult at Manchester City.
“As for Guardiola, establishing Manchester
City as European champions would be
bigger than any of the challenges he has
faced so far in his career,” he added.
“I accept that when he took over at
Barcelona they were a long way from the
side that won the 2006 Champions League.
In Frank Rijkaard’s last season they finished
third, 18 points behind the champions Real
Madrid, but even so Guardiola had a lot of
the pieces already in place.
“While City have many good players, they
have never gone beyond the second round
of the Champions League, much less won it.
“Making them the best side in Europe woul
be a far more difficult task than doing the
same at Barcelona or Bayern Munich, the
latter of whom Guardiola took over after
they won the Treble.
“It would not be easy, but then Guardiola is
not there to do the small jobs. He is there to
make the difference between a good team
and a great team.”