Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness) has an interesting story this morning, and that is the following: Pep Guardiola is set to manage Girona CF once his days at Manchester City are over. The report suggests that the move would be part of ‘a long-term project’ which would see Pep taking ‘his entire staff’ with him – including that old friend of his, Txiki Begiristain.
Pep’s brother Pere (agent to the likes of Luis Suárez, Pablo Maffeo and Brahim Diaz) is seen as extremely significant to a potential deal given his close ties to Girona. Back in the summer of 2015, Pere’s agency Media Base Sports bought 80% of Girona CF to alleviate them of their £3million debt problem and take control of the Catalonian club.
Don’t get too worried though, as no concrete time frame on when Pep intends to leave City is given. In fact, Mundo Deportivo explain that Pep is beginning to feel ‘more comfortable’ in Manchester and is really starting to settle in.
Girona CF are currently in rude health (in footballing terms at least) with the team finding themselves in 2nd place in the Segunda División, eight points clear of the play-off places. With twelve games to go in their season, Girona are well placed for promotion to La Liga which would give City an excellent means of ensuring their best academy products get La Liga experience in a positive environment.