Sir Alex Ferguson is considering retirement as coach of Manchester United after more than two decades at the helm. He will be turning 69 at the end of the year and has already expressed an interest in Pep Guardiola as his successor.
Pep Guardiola has one year left before his contract with FC Barcelona expires. There have been talks between agents of Manchester United and Guardiola, but no official comment has been made by either party.
Sir Alex Ferguson considers Pep Guardiola to be one of the most efficient coaches in professional football. He is led to believe that Pep could carry the club into the 21st century with the same winning mentality that Ferguson has used throughout his career.
Guardiola could make the club more competitive, efficient, tactically and technically sound, and enhance the quality of the players. that could also continue who would continue with the same traditions of Old Trafford in the 21st Century.
Pep Guardiola has also been seen by Sir Alex Ferguson as one who could help Old Trafford maintain dominance of the game with discipline but also "[avoid] the controversy of Mourinho". It remains to be seen whether Guardiola is willing to go to England or considering to renegotiate his contract with Barca.
The story of Sir Alex Ferguson preparing for a succession in Old Trafford is expected to be the big conversation piece in football in the months to come. Barca should not underestimate the proposals of Sir Alex Ferguson in regards to Pep Guardiola.
Let us see what will transpire.