Pep Guardiola at Man City? Jose Mourinho at United? Why It Could Happen Soon

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Pep Guardiola at Man City? Jose Mourinho at United? Why It Could Happen Soon
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A big part of football is to speculate about transfer rumors. Even when it’s not the summer or January transfer window; fans and the media can’t stop talking about transfer rumors.

We here at Bleacher Report are guilty of this as well. But hey, it's part of the business, and what makes football great.

But the rumors that may have more merit to talk about than player transfers are managerial changes. They are not transfers, but a coaching change have just as big or even bigger impact than player transfers.

Two names that have been consistently being mentioned in managerial moves are current Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, and former FC Barcelona manager Josep "Pep" Guardiola.

Pep and Mou went at it for two years in La Liga, leading FC Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. Pep left the Camp Nou in the summer to take a break from coaching. Mou is still the man in charge of Los Merengues.

While Mou still has a few years left in his contract, however, his relationship with club officials, his players, and even the Madrid fans is always sketchy to say the least. It's not a guarantee that Jose will manage Madrid next season.

While PSG, Chelsea, and other clubs will try to court both Mou and Pep, there are two teams that arguably have the edge in signing either manager: Manchester United and defending EPL champions Manchester City.

Roberto Mancini led the Sky Blues to its first title in 42 years last season, but after not qualifying for either the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League—not even winning one game—or the Europa League, Mancini may be out of Man City soon. 

For over 25 years, Sir Alex Ferguson has lead the Red Devils to many wins and many titles. But now at age 70 and immortalized outside of Old Trafford with a bronze statue, Sir Alex may be ready to call it a managerial career.

With the Manchester Derby upon us, let's take a look at the possibility of having two of the best managers in the world manage in the same city.

It may sound like a far-fetched idea that Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola would both manage in Manchester, but is not as unlikely as you may think.

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