According to Michael Owen, Pep Guardiola’s successor at Manchester City may be a player you’ve played against in the Premier League.
After a similarly successful stint at Bayern Munich, the Catalan coach has led Manchester City to its greatest stretch of success since joining the team, which was culminated in the most historic single campaign in the history of any English club.
In the English, European, and international game, City’s 2022–2023 season and the full 2023 calendar year in particular racked up five trophies, including a third consecutive Premier League title and a first-ever UEFA Champions League trophy.
With his current Etihad contract set to expire at the conclusion of the 2024–2025 season, some are questioning what remains for Pep Guardiola and his team to accomplish, as well as whether the most recent wave of historic victories signals the beginning of the end for the Catalan legend.
One player in the match has said that Roberto De Zerbi, a manager highly regarded by Pep Guardiola, may succeed him in the management role at Etihad Stadium.
When Pep Guardiola decides to leave the Etihad Stadium, Michael Owen, speaking to the Premier League this week, expressed his opinion that Manchester City may be among the teams ready to move for Brighton & Hove Albion’s coach.
“People will definitely be considering Pep Guardiola as a potential manager for a major club if they lose their current one or part ways with him,” Owen said.
In general, Brighton doesn’t miss much when it comes to their acquisitions, and they also don’t miss much when it comes to their managers—their most recent two have been outstanding.
“I simply believe that they put in a tonne of overtime and overall work when it comes to hiring, and they’ll have the next man in place too,” the speaker said.
During his managerial career, Pep Guardiola has met Roberto De Zerbi three times. The Italian manager has been defeated twice and held to a draw once. The most recent encounter saw Guardiola win 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium in a Premier League match.