3 possible destinations for Pep Guardiola in the summer
- If he does want to seek greener pastures, the Spaniard will not be short of suitors around Europe
The Barcelona and Guardiola pairing was a match made in football heaven and during his 4 years at Camp Nou, the Spaniard presented the world with arguably one of the greatest sides in the history of the beautiful game. Guardiola left with a trophy cabinet full of silverware – 3 La Liga titles, 2 Copa Del Rey, 2 Supercopa de Espana, 2 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Super Cup, and 2 FIFA Club World Cup trophies. However, the end of his tenure wasn’t the most memorable, which is why he could believe that he still has some unfinished business in Catalonia.
The reigning La Liga Champions have not been at their best in recent seasons, despite the presence of the best player in the world in their ranks. The Blaugrana share the same craving for the UEFA Champions League that has troubled Guardiola since his departure from Camp Nou and there’s no one better to lead them back to European glory.
Earlier in December of last year, Barcelona chief Josep Bartomeu mentioned that the door would always be open for Guardiola should he consider a return to the Camp Nou. An indifferent form in the Premier League and the current ban might tilt the tide heavily in the La Liga side’s favor. It would be criminal of the Barcelona management to not explore the possibility of a return for one of their most successful managers. The time is right, and it is a move that would benefit both Guardiola and Barcelona. It might even gift football fans another exciting team to drool over in the coming years.