Man City’s Guardiola move pushed through quickly amid Man United & Chelsea fears

Manchester City pushed through their move for Pep Guardiola amid fears that Manchester United and Chelsea were set to make serious rival offers for him, according to reports from The Guardian.

The Citizens announced earlier today that the current Bayern Munich boss will replace Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season, ending months of speculation.

With the Spaniard one of the greatest managers of the modern era – he’s in line to win three Bundesliga titles in as many seasons and was a huge success at Barcelona – interest in him was high, and reports claim that City reacted swiftly to make his move to the club official amid worries that United and Chelsea were set to wade in for him.

Both Premier League clubs may be on the search for new head coaches this summer, with Guus Hiddink set to move on when his interim role comes to an end and Louis van Gaal under a huge deal of pressure at Old Trafford.

Landing Guardiola is widely seen as a huge statement of intent by City, who have assembled a strong squad and build world class training facilities over the course of the past few years.