Camp Nou

Next Game

Barcelona v R Vallecano

Sunday, 08 March 2015, 11:00

Spanish Primera BBVA

El Madrigal

Last Game

Villarreal 1 - 3 Barcelona

Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 19:00

Copa del Rey Semi-Final

Bayern closing on Pep

Guillem Balague told Revista that Pep Guardiola is in negotiations to become Bayern Munich's next manager.

Last Updated: 21/01/13 at 21:32 Post Comment

Guardiola guided Barcelona to 14 major trophies during his four-year-stint at the Camp Nou, including three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues, before leaving the Catalan outfit last summer and handing the reins over to his number two Tito Vilanova.

The 41-year-old is currently enjoying a sabbatical from the game, but the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and AC Milan are thought to be chasing his signature.

However, Spanish football journalist Balague says German giants Bayern - who, under the tutelage of ex-Real Madrid boss Jupp Heynckes have forged a nine-point lead in this term's Bundesliga - are now the favourites to land the former midfielder and a deal is "90 per cent agreed".

Advanced

"Pep wants a club now and there are two clubs that can offer him that possibility: Chelsea - a job he hasn't decided to take yet - or Bayern Munich.

"Conversations are very advanced with Bayern, to a point where 90 per cent is agreed; he hasn't signed yet but it is one of the leagues he would like to join at some point and Bayern think they can get their man."

Pako Ayestaran, Rafa Bentiez's assistant at both Valencia and Liverpool, feels Guardiola will have his pick of the top jobs come the summer, but thinks he would work best at a club where he could nurture young talent.

"He has the level to perform at any club as he is able to get the most from young players and bring them confidence," said Ayesteran. "But he has a lot of options!"

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

d like to add players who push their team-mates out of the way to celebrate on their own

exhausted
The Ten Most Hated Things In Football

I

f I were Manuel Pellegrini I would keep quiet and hope the Board didn't notice City not winning anything. If he isn't sacked I'd be astonished.

lfcfan80
Pellegrini: I won't be sacked

S

till I suppose it still gives him at least another year in the job. By the time it comes around , he can always make up another excuse. First it was 3 months , then a year .....Next year ? Whats his excuse with Van Persie ?

spud1
Di Maria 'could peak next year'

Footer 365

Wigan stun Norwich, Sharp inspires Leeds

Norwich's bid for a seventh successive Championship win was thwarted by a determined Wigan, while Leeds, Blackburn and Birmingham all won.

Newcastle 0-1 Man United: Evans and Cisse accused of spitting as visitors leave it late...

Manchester United nicked a 1-0 win at Newcastle but Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse were involved in an unsavoury incident.

Neville 'concerned' over Reds form

Gary Neville has admitted that he is "concerned" that a resurgent Liverpool could qualify for the Champions League ahead of Manchester United.

Mail Box

Look Away Now Please, Sherwood...

Sherwood's cringeworthiness, Matic's Wembley celebrations, why LVG must show balls - it's all here in your Wednesday afternoon Mailbox...

United's No 2 Isn't That Bad Either...

One mailboxer is getting in a flap about the claim Man Utd would struggle without De Dea, while there's some anger directed at Chelsea...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company