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Have City finally found their manager in Pep Guardiola?

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It has been reported from multiple sources, although not confirmed, that current Bayern manager Pep Guardiola is set to take the City position from current manager Manuel Pellegrini starting next season (2015-16).

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Now, even though this hasn't been officially confirmed, it's being reported from multiple sources

Before we go any further let's look at Pep's managing record

Team From To G W D L %
FC Barcelona B 6/21/07 6/30/08 42 28 9 5 66.67%
FC Barcelona 7/1/08 6/30/12 247 179 47 21 72.47%
Bayern Munich 6/23/13 present 108 80 13 15 74.07%

Awards:

With FC Barcelona B: 2007-2008 Tercera division title

With FC Barcelona

Title Year
La Liga 08-09, 09-10, 10-11
Copa Del Ray 08-09, 11-12
Supercopa de Espana 2009, 2010, 2011
UEFA Champions League 2008-2009, 2010, 2011
UEFA Super Cup 2009, 2011
Club World Cup 2009, 2011

With Bayern Munich (so far):

Title Year
Bundesliga 13-14, 14-15
DFB-Pokal 13-14
UEFA Super Cup 2013
Club World Cup 2013

Now, while I have nothing against our current manager Manuel Pellegrini, I feel that Pep would be an amazing manager for the club. Here is why:

  1. He has managed two of the best teams in all of football, winning a total of 5 league titles between the two, also winning 2 Champions League titles, and City needs that no non-sense, winning type mentality
  2. A fresh spark for City. I feel that City needs a fresh spark to get them to the next level in Europe.
All of this being said, I believe that this season should decide whether Pellegrini will stay at the helm or Pep will come on board. Pellegrini has an opportunity this season to secure his job long-term if the club can reclaim the Premier League title and make a stronger push in Europe.