Mancity prepare Guardiola’s successor as Spaniards contract ends in 2021
Giovanni van Bronckhorst is in line to become Pep Guardiola‘s successor at Manchester City as the Dutch boss have been drafted into an inside role at Etihad.
The 44-year-old has ditched his one year sabbatical leave to work for the oil-rich Manchester club in the past month after stepping down as coach of Feyenoord last season.
It is understood that the Premier League champions have an arrangement with the Van Bronckhorst to help him further develop his expertise.
However, according to Mirror, City approached former Arsenal and Barcelona star who has signed a contract that put him on the club’s payroll.
The Citizens are putting a succession plan in place after rivals Man United are currently struggling six years after Sir Alex Ferguson retired. But it is not yet a guarantee Van Bronckhorst will succeed Guardiola when the Spanish boss departs the Etihad.
Patrick Vieira, Mikel Arteta and Vincent Kompany are also ideal candidates after working alongside the Spanish boss. Van Bronckhorst won the Eredivisie title in 2017 with Feyenoord and also lifted the Dutch Cup twice.
His side finished third last season but defeated champions and bitter rivals Ajax, 6-2 in the high point of their campaign. Van Bronckhorst won titles with Rangers, Arsenal and Barcelona and also captained the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final.