Sir Alex Fergsuon, the Current Manchester United manager has just turned 68 years old. He has been in charge for over 20 years but everybody knows that it will have to come to an end soon, however recent speculation that Barcelona Manager Pep Guardiola might be joining Manchester United as soon as next season, have not been received well by the Catalan giants, amazingly it is Alex Ferguson who has suggested that Guardiola should be his replacement.
The sporting director at Barcelona Andoni Zubizareta has commented on the recent speculation and said that Ferguson obviously has great taste in managers if he is choosing Guardiola to be his replacement, but that Guardiola will not be leaving Barcelona in the summer or in the future as he his ties to the Catalan club run very deep.
Sure Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the soccer world, but I cannot see Pep Guardiola leaving Barcelona. They are the current European champions, current La Liga title holders and have an amazing squad of players including the world’s best player Lionel Messi. To leave Barcelona for Manchester United at this point in time I think would be a step down. Manchester United are under performing in the League, have an aging squad with no real young talent and are in a financial headache with debts rumored to be upwards of 700 million British Pounds. One thing for sure is that Alex Ferguson cannot go on forever and they will need to find a replacement for him sooner rather than later, unfortunately for Manchester United fans, I do not believe it will be the talented Guardiola.