Manchester City are reportedly close to signing Pep Guardiola as their new manager

Manchester City are reportedly close to signing Pep Guardiola as their new manager, which would mean sacking Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean is already working on a tightrope after a poor run of results left the club three points adrift of table leaders Arsenal. Guardiola has already announced that he would be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season. He has spent just three seasons in German football. Even though he has been immensely successful in the domestic competitions, Guardiola has left something wanting as far as European competitions go.

Papers have already been talking about how Guardiola will settle into the Manchester City team, which has numerous tasks like Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne. Guardiola already knows one of the City stars – Yaya Touré – from his time at Barcelona. Meanwhile, Aguero was put forward the question of playing under a manager like Guardiola and he responded with great excitement much to the surprise of City. The star striker has responded now with a statement saying that his commentswere taken out of context. According to Aguero, he was simply referring to Guardiola has a great manager and that playing under great managers will be of great pleasure to him.

Aguero once again stressed that he is extremely supportive of Pellegrini and his ideas at the Etihad stadium.”They asked if I would like it if he comes [to England], like Klopp at Liverpool.I said that obviously the best managers that are in English football are here because it’s beautiful and because English football is the best in the world. But obviously players, like playing [with the best], would like to be coached by the best coaches, but that’s not necessarily talking about him,” said Aguero. The striker said that Guardiola’s record shows that he is a great manager.