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Manchester City must stop Pep Guardiola from re-joining Bayern Munich

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is wanted by his old club Bayern Munich according to new reports from Sport Bild.

What’s the story?

Guardiola spent three seasons with Bayern and won the Bundesliga title in each of those campaigns. The Spaniard would also bag the club two German Cups and a FIFA Club World Cup during his spell with the Reds.

Now, it seems that the German giants are seeking a return for the legendary manager. Sport Bild (via Daily Mail) stated how Guardiola is amongst the shortlist of a new manager after the club sacked Niko Kovac. The reports also tell how the City manager’s family is unhappy in Manchester and have returned to Spain as a result.

Can Manchester City overcome the nine-point gap?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Stop at nothing to keep him

Manchester City have had the money and the power to bring in almost any player they want for over 10 years now. In this time, successful managers such as Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini have come and gone.

Now, with Guardiola, City finally have a man they have been able to build record-breaking success with. Since the Spaniard arrived in 2016, the club have been able to go from strength to strength and establish itself as a legendary team for the record books.

The former Barcelona man has won back-to-back Premier League titles, which has also seen him claim two Manager of the Season awards. On top of this, an unrivalled domestic treble last season has further shown how important the 48-year-old is for the blue side of Manchester.

Plus, with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool constantly improving, it is vital that City keep a man of equal capabilities at the helm. Klopp already has a Champions League title with Liverpool and may have a Premier League trophy to add as a result of the club’s position right now.

Guardiola is simply irreplaceable and if the club wants to finally reach the pinnacle of European football, keeping hold of him is absolutely essential.

Article title: Manchester City must stop Pep Guardiola from re-joining Bayern Munich

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