Manchester United deny meeting with Pep Guardiola for managerial job
English giants Manchester United have denied meeting with current Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola to talk about taking over the managerial job once Louis van Gaal departs Old Trafford, report BBC.
The Spaniard has agreed not to renew with the Bavarians and is looking to come to the Premier League. All of the English big clubs have been linked with a move for the former Barcelona man; those including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.
Reports surfaced in the past few days that spoke about a meeting between Guardiola and Manchester United at a restaurant in Paris but United insist that there was no such meeting.
Louis van Gaal's future at Old Trafford has been under constant speculation after the Dutchman has failed to win any silverware and fail to make it to the knockout rounds of the Champions League and most importantly get his team to play some fluid attacking football United were once so famous for.
Guardiola meanwhile is the most wanted manager in world football. Forget Jose Mourinho, forget Carlo Ancelotti, there are more teams looking for Pep to join them than empty managerial posts in football. Manchester City, according to betting odds and reports, are the favourites to land the former Barcelona man but interest in strong from Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Bayern moved quickly to replace the two-time Champions League winner with Carlo Ancelotti – who was sacked by Real Madrid at the end of last season. Pep Guardiola has failed to win the Champions League at Bayern yet he has this season to achieve said feat. Bayern are on course to win four Bundesliga titles in a row – one under Jupp Heyneckes, two already under Guardiola and possibly one this season.