Pep Guardiola is undoubtedly the most successful manager to lead Manchester City. With two back-to-back Premier League titles and four domestic cups last season he has got the 'noisy neighbours' an elite status in the English leagues. City fans may never want to see their legendary manager leave, but with his contract set to expire by the end of summer 2021, the club is reportedly looking for his replacement with Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst brought in.
The British press reported that the Dutch coach had signed a contract with the reigning Premier League champions with an 'access-all-areas' role. He has started his work in the background with Manchester City following his departure from his managerial position at Feyenoord prior this summer. The report stated that the agreed deal is to assist Giovanni with his development in the club. Earlier, City said it to be an 'informal agreement', but Giovanni has signed an official contract with the team.
According to reports, Manchester City are planning for the departure of Guardiola early and give early access to the new manager to understand how the club works. To provide a more sense of youth team, coaching and scouting insights to monetary and boardroom overviews. The former Barcelona, Arsenal and Rangers player is seen as the perfect replacement to keep the momentum going when Guardiola departs.
The working of the plan depends on whether or not the Dutchman settles in over the period of coming months. Mikel Arteta also seems to be an ideal replacement for Guardiola and ex-Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany can also look to take the City job after getting a handful of experience in Belgium.