Guardiola Makes Shock Decision With City Boss Set To Join Fierce Rivals

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is expected to replace Erik ten Hag at Manchester United this summer.

The decision has got the entire football world talking, with Guardiola set to switch allegiances from Blue to Red after spending eight years at the Etihad.

Guardiola had vowed to, at least, see out his contract with City, which expires at the end of next season.

However, the 53-year-old has somehow been persuaded that his future lies with United, with the ambition of waking a sleeping giant.

What has prompted Guardiola’s move to United?

It is suspected that United were able to make an approach once they had poached City’s Chief of Football Operations Omar Berrada.

The two had worked well together at the Premier League champions and it seems the connection then led to Guardiola making the controversial switch across Manchester as well.

City could lose three or four of their top players to their rivals

Guardiola’s shock departure has even led to rumours that the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, Rodri and even Phil Foden could be persuaded to jump ship and join their former manager at Old Trafford.

It is believed that City’s stars are dreaming of playing at the Theatre of Dreams on a regular basis, with its leaky roof and demanding fans the main attraction.

City, meanwhile, are considering whether to hire former Chelsea boss Graham Potter as their next manager. Guardiola has praised the Englishman’s coaching ability in the past, although some wonder whether the City boss was just being sarcastic. The Catalan is known for his dry wit but City’s board may have not got the joke.

This appointment could take place soon, or perhaps not at all. As you may have gathered, this is an April Fool’s story. Have a good day and don’t believe everything you read on the internet!

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.