Former England footballer turned BBC Pundit Trevor Sinclair is in the claim that Arsenal have been trailing Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola as they want him to take over the helms whenever Arsene Wenger steps down.
Guardiola, 44, is in the final year of his contract with the Bavarians and he has revealed that he will leave the club after the season. That has widely fuelled speculations that the Spain born tactician will join one of the Premier League club.
Among the clubs tipped to be his most probable destination in the summer, Arsenal were not mentioned as Chelsea and Manchester City were tipped as front runners. Sinclair claims a reliable source had informed him of Arsenal’s chase for the tactician.
“@trevor8sinclair. Not left my phone or a new story but reliable source @Arsenal have been chasing Pep for years and Arsene could be moved upstairs this summer.”
The Daily Star is in the claim that Chelsea Supremo Roman Abramovich had contacted Guardiola and offered to make him the most expensive manager in the world. Following the sack of Mourinho, Chelsea appointed Hiddink on the interim and they are rooting for a long-term replacement for Mourinho that will take over in the summer.
Meanwhile, manchester City are currently unhappy with the performance of Manuel Pellegrini and they are equally keen on Guardiola to replace Pellegrini on a long-term.
However, Wenger is in the final two years of his contract. There are reports that if he win the Premier League this term, he will be given another position in the team leaving the coaching position for Guardiola.
The aforementioned Spanish tactician have similar football ideology with Wenger and Sinclair also said Arsenal had him on their radar when he left Barcelona.