Will Manchester City be Pep Guardiola’s first port of call?

Agencies Posted: Nov 08, 2012 at 1603 hrs
Sydney Former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola seems to have turned up the heat on Roberto Mancini after he opened doors for a possible summer switch to Manchester City.

Representatives of the former Barcelona coach, who returned to the soccer scene after a long self-imposed exile, have admitted the English champions are one of the clubs the ex-Spain international would consider.

“The doors are open for them, just like they are open for Manchester City, Chelsea and so on. Pep will listen to offers and then he will evaluate them,” The Sun quoted Guardiola’s agent Jose Maria Orobitg, as saying.

“But so far we haven’t talked about Milan because Guardiola won’t be coaching until next season,” he added.

A move to the Etihad for Guradiola has become a more viable option with his old Nou Camp bosses Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain now in positions of power at City, the paper said.

However, sources at City have indicated that Mancini’s job is not under any immediate threat despite their disappointing showing in the Champions League, it added.