Date: 7th September 2012 at 2:16am
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" Wait till you see the boy Bebe in action, you'll forget all about Messi"

" Wait till you see the boy Bebe in action, you'll forget all about Messi"

We’ve all done it, sat around with our mates, making a case as to who should succeed the greatest manager of all time when he finally decides he’s had enough of dominating football and is finally going to spend a bit more time with Cathy.

The names most of my mates suggest start and end in Special One, while those ‘thinking outside the box’ – I know I’m sorry, next thing you know I’ll be saying things like “proactive” and “blue sky ideas”- they suggest David Moyes, while the safe option is usually touted as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer- safe in the fact no one really argues with it too much due to his legendary status.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor doesn’t need much on his CV, just- deep breath now- the ability to manage at the top level, a decent relationship with the current United boss- we all know Fergie’s going to have a massive say in who takes over from him- a penchant for playing football the right way, the ability to be media savvy and he’ll also need to be well respected by all the players.

Pep Guardiola fits all of the above criteria and then some. Unlike Jose Mourinho, there’s no problem with the media, nor is there the affiliation with Chelsea which may cause a problem in convincing him to come to Old Trafford, Ole for all his merits has never been in charge of anything close to the size of United’s first team, while Moyes doesn’t have the CL knowledge, or the experience of playing football in the style United now seem to be heading.

Players such as Shinji Kagawa and Tom Cleverley seem a perfect fit for the tina-taka style that Guardiola all but invented – or at the very least perfectly mastered it- and you have a feeling he could also take Chicharito and Danny Welbeck to another level.

The reason for all this excitement regarding the only football manager who could feasibly walk from the dugout onto a catwalk without changing his clobber, are reports from Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo which claims that Sir Alex Ferguson is lining up Guardiola as his replacement, “if” and admittedly it’s a big “if” this turns out to be true, I for one would not be complaining.

Is Guardiola the man to replace Sir Alex? If not who? Feel free to comment, suggest and abuse below:

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33 responses to “‘Pep Guardiola To United?’ Say It Is So!”

  1. wisdom says:

    i agree wit legend for united to apoint giggs as a replacement to saf ,why? He have the experience he kw our culture our style of football an wining mentality . We dont need somebody dat will win all d truphy in one or two session an quit we want someone dat will be dere for more dan if u kw dat u cant serve us to dat extent pls stay were u are dont even accept d job pls pls pls am beging u am not saying pep Goudiola is not good he is ok for united but read my lips 15years is wot u will serve den if u want to go fine u r free thanks

  2. Young G says:

    He gat everything it takes to replace Sir Alex F in manchaster united ( O T )pls he needed this chance i think he is united most wanted his gonna improve the young players in the pitch

  3. José says:

    Tika taka wouldn’t definately have an impact in the premier league the way it does in other leagues, Arsenal would be the closest thing to it in the league and do i need to remind you of their recent success. Firstly i would chose a manager with premier league experience over european experience, AVB helped chelsea to 6th position last season. Had they not won the CL that may of been the last we saw of chelsea in the competition, this is just my opinion

  4. McGrath says:

    Only when Fergie decides to step down. He deserves to decided when his time is up.

  5. Gianni Boghos says:

    Pep is the guy this club needs. he’s got all the qualities to lead united to success. we hope he comes and excel in united as he did in barcelona.

  6. khalifa says:

    Guardiola should be given a chance

  7. carlington says:

    as 4 m, i found nothing wring wth PG filling the shoes of SAF provided he is ready to settle

  8. bags says:

    it doesn’t ,matter how long is PG going to spend at you United,if manu is cleaver enough, let them sign pepe like 5years.out of those five years if he can manage to give us trophies, then if he want he can quit. guys dont expect that you will easier get some one who can spend many yeas in the club the same as Sir Alex.pepe will bring total football,we will be entertained as well as winning the tittles because its the culture for the club.whatever manager will come,knows that already. so to me Pepe you are highly well come.

  9. no name says:

    United should sign King Kenny to replace Ferguson.
    legend replace by legend!

    • anon says:

      Have you fallen off your Perch?

    • Jason GERRARD says:

      I am not surprised you won’t supply your name, what a horrible thing to write where united fans will read it, beelisibub himself would be a better choice than I dare not speak is name.

  10. Wisdom ubokulo says:

    PG & Mourinho re all good for united job.but my question is that wil they be able to settle at united as sir Alex Ferguson did?