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Pep Guardiola Reportedly Agrees Move To Juventus Next Season

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Pep Guardiola Reportedly Agrees Move To Juventus Next Season

Pep Guardiola has reportedly agreed to become Juventus manager at the end of the season with the same journalist who broke the news of Cristiano Ronaldo's move last summer saying he's already got a verbal agreement with the Old Lady.

There's always a lot of talk about Jose Mourinho's third season syndrome and how things start to unravel and go badly for the Portuguese manager. Inevitably that was the case at Manchester United earlier this season before he was, as always, sacked.

However the ying to Mourinho's yang, his fierce rival, Pep Guardiola, has also spoken previously about how it's difficult to stay at any club for a long time and have the players still listen to you and buy into your ideas.

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That's why Guardiola only stayed four years at Barcelona and why he got out of Bayern Munich after just three. The Spaniard is now in his third season at Manchester City and whilst things are currently going well and he's happy there could be questions of exactly how long he'll stay put.

According to one report in Italy it won't be very long at all. Italian journalist Luigi Guelpa, the man who first reported that Cristiano Ronaldo would join Juventus, reports that Guardiola will move to the Old Lady in the summer, telling Radio CRC:

"I've learned that Pep Guardiola already has reached a verbal agreement with Juventus for the next four years. It's the same person who told me that Ronaldo was going to Juventus."

Could Pep end up at the Allianz stadium? Image: PA Images
Could Pep end up at the Allianz stadium? Image: PA Images
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Guardiola actually only signed a new deal at the Etihad last year and is contracted to remain City boss until the end of the 2020/21 season, which seems to make the reports unlikely.

Current Juve boss Max Allegri has been linked with leaving the club at the end of the season so it's certainly believable they'll be space for Pep.

Spanish journalist Guillem Balague doesn't think that a move to Italy is likely at this point, never mind the manager already having an agreement:

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Pep might not stay in Manchester for a long time but right now it would be a massive shock if he wasn't in charge at the start of next season.

Do you think Pep will leave?

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Pep Guardiola, Serie A, Transfer stories, Transfer rumours, Italian Football, Premier League, Juventus, Transfer news, Cristiano Ronaldo

Ryan Sidle
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