Why are some coaches leaving their clubs?
The top six candidates to take over at the newly formed Manchester City Football Club are yet to be named, but one of the contenders has been confirmed as the man who will be tasked with the task of guiding the club through a turbulent few years.
The club’s board met to discuss the appointment of John Carver, who has been named in the role of assistant coach to Pep Guardiola.
He has already been at the helm at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
According to Football Itama, the Catalan giants boss was in the running for the position at City until the final days of the transfer window.
“This was the most interesting time in the club’s history,” said former manager Pep Guardiola after being named as the new boss.
“I would have liked to have been in the position that I was in in the summer of 2018, but it was decided that it was best to leave.”
“The team has a new manager and we must build on that,” said City CEO Ferran Soriano.
“It’s very important to have a strong group of players to be the best in the world.
We have to work with this group of talented people.”
The new manager is expected to take the reins from Guardiola in March 2019.
On Tuesday, Soriano confirmed that City would announce a new coach and that the club would be looking for a replacement for Pep Guardiola within two weeks.
Despite this news, the speculation that City are considering the appointment has been rampant since Soriano announced the appointment.
However, sources at the club told Football Itami that they are unlikely to make a change at the end of the season.
Guardiola’s reign at Barcelona saw him win the Champions League, La Liga and the Copa del Rey with the club in the last two seasons.
City’s current title contenders have been struggling with injuries and lack of consistency throughout the season, and this has left the club underwhelmed.
In the latest edition of the Club World Cup, City were beaten 3-1 by Benfica at the Nou Camp.
There has been speculation that the departure of Pep Guardiola could be the trigger for a move to Europe for the first time since the 2011/12 season.
Guardiola is expected back in the Manchester City fold for the second leg of the Copan final on January 10.