Pep Guardiola is under contract until 2022 with Manchester City and the Spanish technician intends to go at the end of it. But internally, the leaders of the Citizens are preparing his eventual succession through the subsidiaries of the club Mancunien worldwide.
According to reports reported by the English daily The Mirror, the Manchester City leaders would internally prepare the succession of Pep Guardiola beyond 2022. The successor designate would be Giovanni Van Bronckhorst. The Dutch technician has been commenting on club affiliates in recent months and is expected to take over the New York City FC squad from next season in MLS after four years coaching Feyenoord Rotterdam with which he won the Dutch championship in 2017 and two Netherlands Cup in 2016 and 2018.
Van Bronckhorst shares Guardiola's philosophy
Meanwhile, the Dutchman has been given access to all areas of the club to become familiar with the inner workings of the City Football Group, which includes in addition to New York City FC, clubs in Spain, Australia, Uruguay and in Japan. In addition to visits to the US and Australia in recent months, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst has also attended several training sessions led by Pep Guardiola at Citizens. The two men share the same vision of football and the game, for these reasons, the leaders of City want to make their next manager when the former coach of FC Barcelona will decide to stop his career in Citizens.