Pep Guardiola to Manchester City in 2016?

New rumours are emerging about Bayern Munich’s current manager Pep Guardiola, who is said to be making a move to Manchester City – one that would take place during the 2016/2017 season.

Certain sources, such as Bleacher Report, claim that a deal has already been signed while The Mirror say that the deal was signed over three weeks ago.

“Pep Guardiola has reportedly agreed a deal to become Manchester City’s new manager next summer.

And although Bayern appear to have backed their manager by bringing in Douglas Costa and Arturo Vidal, reports say he will replace Manuel Pellegrini as City boss at the end of this season.

According to beIN Sports’ sources, the Spaniard will take over at the Etihad ahead of the 2016/17 season, with his current contract at Bayern set to expire in 2016.”

The move would not be as surprising as some would think as Guardiola, who coached Barcelona from 2008-2012, has been linked with the Citizens for a while now.

This along with the reported rumours of tension between Guardiola and Bayern that has been going on for months gives credence to the rumours.

It is also said believed that Guardiola lacks popularity amongst the German fans, particularly for selling Toni Kroos and Bastian Schweinsteiger while failing to win the Champions League in his two seasons so far.

A possible move to Manchester City however, will provide him will support from the club and fans alike as well as a chance to establish a legacy in England.

It is not clear just how true the rumour is, as neither Guardiola or Bayern Munich have made any formal announcement. If true however, it would be a benefit to both Guardiola and Manchester City.