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Speculations are rife that Spanish coach, Pep Guardiola may leave Manchester City at the end of the current season.

The usually reliable Spanish publication, Tribuna, quoting a top tier English news outlet The Athletic, has reported that the feelings in Manchester City’s inner circles are that Guardiola might leave soon.

The Athletic add that there is a slim chance that Guardiola, a Catalan, will rejoin Bayern Munich for the second spell at the helm of the German club. He maintains a good relationship with the Bavarians’ leadership, still has property in the city and visits it occasionally.

Here comes the most interesting thing although – Pep’s wife has recently moved back to Barcelona – and, as The Athletic’s source adds, ‘she is much more than a wife’, she is also a manager and organizes Guardiola’s whole life.

There is a problem, however: Guardiola’s relationship with the current Barca board is far from amicable. Moreover, Pep repeatedly stated in the past that he won’t be taking over Barca for the second spell as a first-team manager.


People change though, their plans also change. Let’s wait and hope for the best.

As a reminder, Pep has a contract with the Citizens until 2022, after he signed an extension in May 2018. Nonetheless, almost every Barca fan would like Guardiola back at Camp Nou.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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