Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has been tipped to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal when the long-serving Frenchman finally leaves the North London club.
Guardiola is reportedly expected to leave the German giants at the end of next season, and may set his sights on management in the Premier League after enjoying great success in Spain and Germany.
Although Guardiola – one of the most decorated and well-respected managers in world football – is claimed to have said recently that he would like to manage Manchester United one day, the Old Trafford club only appointed Louis van Gaal as their manager in the summer, and with Wenger’s long-term future at Arsenal still unclear, the Spaniard may find an opportunity to take charge at the Emirates if the expiration of his contract with Bayern coincides with Wenger’s departure.
Guardiola is widely considered to be one of the greatest football managers in history, having won two Champions League medals and a number of domestic titles.
If he does end up at Arsenal, Gunners fans will have every right to feel optimistic about life after Wenger.