Pep Guardiola may well have decided that the next stage of his career will be in Manchester. According to the Daily Star Sunday, the former Barcelona trainer would snub any offer from Manchester City in favour of taking charge of the Red Devils.
Apparently Manchester City asked Guardiola to name his price for replacing the current coach, Roberto Mancini, and he also met with City's sporting director, Txiki Begiristain. But the former Barcelona trainer made it clear that he wanted the United job.
Guardiola is hoping to replace Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer if he finally decides to retire. Should the Scottish trainer choose to continue, it is reported that Guardiola would extend his sabbatical for another season to wait for the position.
Although Guardiola could double his money at City, he is interested in the Old Trafford project and has even met with Ferguson recently to discuss it. Both have property in New York and are reported to have met there at least three times.
If the deal does finally go through for Pep to take charge of United, he would sign a three-year deal and request two assistants and three new trainers for the club's youth system.