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Next Manchester City manager: Who will replace Pep Guardiola? All the information you need on next Man City manager odds

Pep Guardiola pictured in the dug-out during a pre-season friendly involving Manchester City.

Next Manchester City manager: Pep Guardiola took charge of the Man City dugout in 2016 and is committed until 2019. The Spaniard has the backing of high-ranking board members but if the relationship soured, who would replace Pep? We provide information on all of the likely candidates, including next Manchester City manager odds, right here.



Club Status


One of the wealthiest clubs in world football, the 2008 takeover of Manchester City by the Abu Dhabi United Group completely changed the Premier League landscape, as the Eastlands outfit swiftly became a super-power. 

With a modern 55,000 capacity ground to play in and elite-level teammates, there is an obvious attraction at Eastlands. The last decade has been the most successful in City’s extensive history and the club continue to brag a core spine that can rival anything else in England. 

The recruitment of new manager Pep Guardiola is expected to see another influx of top talent join the renowned Spanish coach at the City of Manchester Stadium, but Pep will be under pressure to deliver the one trophy that the club’s board covet most and, indeed, the one that will announce City as a legitimate football force – the Champions League.

Current Manager


There is great excitement surrounding Guardiola and just how high he can raise the bar at Manchester City. (Getty)
Pep Guardiola

Manchester City have recruited a natural born winner. As a player, Guardiola - a midfielder - won La Liga six times and helped Barcelona lift the European Cup in 1992, the same summer Spain earned gold at the Olympics. 

As a manager, he has attracted a similar level of success winning La Liga three times and the Champions League twice before moving to Bayern Munich and picking up a hat-trick of Bundesliga trophies.

At Barca, he enjoyed a 72.5% win rate from 247 games in all competitions, before increasing that ratio even further at Bayern, to 75% from 161 games in all competitions.

If he can secure a similar ratio at City, he would likely be the most effective manager in the Premier League era. After all, Sir Alex Ferguson 'only' enjoyed a win in 60% of his 1,500 Manchester United matches, while Mourinho returned 67% during his first stint as Chelsea boss and 59% in his second stint.

At City, Guardiola will be in for his biggest managerial test. The Citizens do not have a squad as rich or as deep as the one he had at Barcelona, nor do they possess the winning mentality that is inherent in the majority of players at Bayern Munich.

Barca had Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, while Bayern had Borussia Dortmund. However, in the Premier League, Guardiola will be up against Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, Antonio Conte at Chelsea, Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur and even Ronald Koeman at Everton and Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City.

True, no Premier League club comes close to Bayern or Barcelona, but there is a lot of competition for precious few European places.

Next Manchester City manager odds


Guardiola is the sixth Man City manager in the last ten years. 

The club appointed their first non-British manager in Sven-Goran Eriksson in 2007, before Mark Hughes took over for one year in 2008, preceded by Roberto Mancini, Brian Kidd (as a stop-gap measure for one month) and then Manuel Pellegrini.

The managerial upheaval suggests that when it comes to the next Manchester City manager odds, Guardiola’s time-span could be limited. 

However, the 45-year-old has a number of clear advantages. Mancini was granted four years in charge, while Pellegrini had three seasons. Unless Guardiola oversees a nightmare, he will at least see out his three-year deal.

Guardiola, though, also has friends in high places and is close with Txiki Begiristain, City’s director of football and a man who was key in recruiting Pep. 

Manchester City manager odds should be in Guardiola’s favour, by far.

Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain and new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola worked together at Barcelona, on and off the pitch. (Getty)


Main Coaching Staff

NameRole
Brian KiddAssistant Coach
Mikel ArtetaAssistant Coach
Domenec TorrentAssistant Coach
Rodolfo BorrellHead of Coaching
Xabier MancisidorGoalkeeping Coach


Key Influences - Who helps decide on the manager's future?


The chairman is Khaldoon Al Mubarak, club director is Ruigang Li and CEO is Ferran Soriano. Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, was understood to be a significant player in bringing Guardiola to City from Bayern and will likely be a strong ally should any relations sour with the corporate hierarchy.

Begiristain and Guardiola, of course, competed in the very same Barcelona side of the early 1990s and were even capped for Spain at similar times. They are close friends to this day.

Significant Previous Managers

NameTenure
Wilf Wild1932-1946
Joe Mercer1965-1971
Roberto Mancini2009-2013
Manuel Pellegrini2013-2016


Club Honours

TitleYear
First Division / Premier League1936-1937, 1967-1968, 2011-2012 and 2013-14
FA Cup1903-1904, 1933-1934, 1955-1956, 1968-1969 and 2010-2011
League Cup1969-1970, 1975-1976, 2013-2014 and 2015-16
UEFA Cup Winners Cup1969-1970


Potential Future Managers and next Manchester City Manager Betting Advice


The likelihood of the Manchester City manager remaining the same by the end of the summer transfer window is strong as Guardiola is so new to the position, but if disaster strikers and he embarks on a barren run, the club may look to other names linked with the position earlier in the year.

Next Manchester City manager odds at the start of 2016 included prices on candidates such as Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez, Alejandro Sabella and Diego Simeone.


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Next Manchester City manager: Pep Guardiola took charge of the Man City dugout in 2016 and is committed until 2019. The Spaniard has the backing of high-ranking board members but if the relationship soured, who would replace Pep? We provide information on all of the likely candidates, including next Manchester City manager odds, right here.

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