Pep Guardiola is a man who needs very little introduction. Earlier this season, Manchester City announced that the Spaniard will take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the current campaign and fans are already excited at the prospect of getting their hands back on the Premier League title next season.
Without a doubt, Guardiola is one of the best managers on the planet but he’s not a miracle worker. This Manchester City side needs a lot of work and plenty of their big-name players are looking jaded after a gruelling couple of years. The Spaniard will have his work cut out if the Blues are to battle their way back to the top of the table.
And this summer’s European Championship won’t help matters either. Guardiola will already have a few potential transfer targets in mind but a number of City’s squad may be left in limbo about their future. Take Jesus Navas for example. Unless he helps Spain, priced at 11/2 in Coral’s Euro 2016 betting markets, to win the competition, he could be on his way out of the Etihad Stadium on his return after the international break.
But who will Guardiola bring into the club? Well, there have been rumours circulating regarding Manuel Neuer’s future at Bayern Munich and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the Germany shot stopper link up with his former boss in England – despite signing a contract extension at the Allianz Arena. Neuer was outstanding for his nation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and he could lead Joachim Loew’s men to glory again this summer.
Guardiola and City fans will be keeping a close eye on this summer’s competition and the Blues may try to sign at least three or four new players. Throughout the tournament, Coral can keep you updated on the latest transfer news and rumours, as well as odds and markets for betting on every Euro 2016 match. If nothing else, Pep will use it as an opportunity to confirm his targets and mould his squad around key players – such as Sergio Aguero.
City still have plenty of quality and Guardiola is smart enough to make the right decisions regarding who should stay and who should leave the club this summer. City fans are expecting a flurry of transfer activity at the Etihad in the coming months and, with Pep at the helm, there’s no reason why they cannot return to the summit of English football at the first attempt.