Pep Guardiola is set to take Manchester City to continue their good moment in England while they try to finally win the elusive Champions League. The Spaniard boss won’t go anywhere soon, but he’s already preparing the club to life after him.
In fact, the former Barcelona, Bayern Munich boss has predicted who he believes is going to take the reins of the team once he leaves. Mikel Arteta, his assistant coach, has been tipped by Pep to succeed him in the hot seat one day when he moves away from the Etihad Stadium.
Guardiola has been impressed by Arteta ever since he joined the club, and he’s convinced the former midfielder has a bright future as a manager.
When asked if he could take over from him at City, Guardiola said, via the Mirror:
“I’m pretty sure, yes. He will have success, yes. He had offers to leave but he decided to stay – thanks.
“Sooner or later he’s going to be a manager. He’s a young, young coach.
“He’s only 37 but he has experience already of handling big players and teams.”
Arteta might have the same fate as Pep, who found success as a manager at an early age in that famous Barcelona team that won everything from 2009 to 2012. Manchester City are currently one of the most important clubs in Europe and a big responsibility to anybody who goes to manage them after Pep calls it time with the Sky Blues.
Whether it is Arteta or anybody else, filling Pep’s shoes won’t be an easy task to carry out. Luckily for City fans, they have to wait until that happens and they can enjoy Guardiola and his quality for a long time.