In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Howey, who made 270 appearances during his career, has claimed there are not many managers who will be able to come in and replace Pep Guardiola successfully.
Since arriving at the Etihad, Guardiola has won every trophy available to him apart from the Champions League, with the furthest stage they’ve reached being the quarter-finals.
Guardiola has made City a well-oiled machine in both attack and defence now with the addition of Ruben Dias this season, which has fixed their usually leaky defence, thus making them the favourites to win the Champions League.
Speaking on how it will be difficult to find someone capable of replacing Guardiola at City and who could fill the void, Howey told FFC:
“You’ve got Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid and there’s maybe one or two others like Tuchel at Chelsea who is very well thought of, but it was a strange one when he left PSG.
“Obviously, Mauricio Pochettino is at PSG now. So if he does well then he could potentially be a suitor for Man City. It’ll be interesting to see how things pan out over the next season or two.”
Since Man City were taken over in 2008 they have had a number of managers with a lot of them being successful domestically, like Guardiola, however, they’ve all struggled in Europe.
City face Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the Champions League which will give them a first-hand view of Erling Haaland who they are linked with.