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BREAKING NEWS: Pep Guardiola says he wants to be next Chelsea manager

8.70K   //    05 Nov 2012, 14:27 IST

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 05: Head coach Josep Guardiola of FC Barcelona acknowledge the fans at the end of the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on May 5, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. This is Guardiola’s last match.

Josep Guardiola, ex-Barcelona coach, has told The Daily Mail that it would be his dream to manage Chelsea. Guardiola, who is currently in New York on sabbatical from football after quitting Barcelona at the end of last season, has been linked with many high profile clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City, AC Milan and of course, Chelsea.

Pep’s statement will no doubt get tongues wagging over the future of Chelsea, a club which has seen many high-profile managers over the last decade including current Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspurs’ Andre Villas Boas and ex-Blues player and current manager, Roberto di Matteo.

Chelsea, who are the current European champions, are currently second in the Premiership, enjoying a great start to the season with exciting young players like Belgium’s Eden Hazard, Brazil’s Oscar and Juan Mata, just to name a few. They be also be hoping to emulate last year’s European success, and they are currently lying second in Group E of the UEFA Champions League.

Club owner Roman Abramovich will have a tough decision to make now. Current manager Roberto di Matteo has earned the support of fans and players alike after winning the Champions League last season against all odds despite ending up sixth in the Premier League as caretaker manager. He was offered a new contract two weeks after the European victory and has made a great start to the new season, despite a few results not going his team’s way.

It will be interesting to see how the Chelsea management and fans react to this news and whether they continue to back Di Matteo.

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