Manchester United have missed out on the services of one of the elite managers in the world, as their Premier League rivals Manchester City have confirmed the acquisition of Pep Guardiola on a three year contract starting from 2016/17.
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 2, 2016
The 45-year-old Spaniard, who is the current manager of German champions Bayern Munich, will replace Manuel Pellegrini when the Chilean’s contract expires on 30 June.
The charismatic Guardiola have won 14 titles with Barcelona, including the Champions League title in 2009 and 2011.
Meanwhile, Manchester United fans took to Twitter to express their unhappiness towards the Glazer family.
Guardiola announced to City is great. It’s ramps up pressure on Woodward massively. Perfect.
— PercyToplis (@PercyToplis) February 1, 2016
Sir Alex Ferguson to come back out of retirement for three seasons, win the league 3 times to make sure Guardiola doesn’t win anything #mufc
— mr100 (@humblenuno) February 1, 2016
— sam the obscure (@Sam_The_Obscure) February 1, 2016
— David Lynskey (@101funkymonk) February 1, 2016
City get Guardiola. We have Ed Woodward who’s probably contemplating about signing a new sponsor. #MUFC
— Balaji (@balaji_3003) February 1, 2016
— Graham Tull (@GrayTull) February 1, 2016