Pep Guardiola may be tempted by a move from Bayern Munich to Manchester United if he leaves the Allianz Arena, according to the Bavarians’ honorary president Franz Beckenbauer.
The Spaniard is widely considered to be the best manager on the planet after guiding Barcelona through their recent rise to become one of the world’s top clubs sides before heading to Germany, where he has since won the Bundesliga.
However, his future at Bayern is far from clear, with his contract due to expire at the end of the current season.
Speculation surrounding a move to England has been swirling in recent weeks, and Beckenbauer believes that should Guardiola leave the BuLi champions he may be tempted by United:
“Pep is interesting for every top club in the world,” he is quoted by ESPN. “That’s just normal.
“He can pick his club — and in terms of popularity Manchester United might be the No. 1 worldwide.”
Guardiola is famed for his slick, attack-minded approach to football, which is certain to appeal to large sections of United’s supporters, who have voiced their disdain for Louis van Gaal’s cautious style in recent times.