Barcelona manager Guardiola labels his move to Chelsea as “fantasy”
Pep Guardiola shot down the theory suspecting him of quitting Barcelona for Chelsea. The young Catalan manager rebuked the idea of his arrival at Stamford Bridge.
Guardiola told reporters that speculation about his departure from Nou Camp for the London outfit was mere “fantasy”. Guardiola has been coy about his imminent exit from Barcelona. The former Barcelona player reckons he will quit the club this summer.
Although, Guardiola hasn’t announced the name of the new club he is going to coach at, he believes the English Premier League will have room for him. Time and again Guardiola has suggested a move to a “London club”.
This means the Spaniard could move to Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal; well at least in theory.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is a big of Guardiola. The Russian billionaire has put Guardiola on top of his target list this summer. Sources have revealed that Abramovich is willing to present a £10 million-a-year contract to the Spaniard.
In spite of all this, Abramovich has also shown satisfaction over the rule of Chelsea’s current interim manager Roberto di Matteo. In a recent interview Abramovich told reporters that Di Matteo was a “very very good manager”.
The 41-year-old, who still has to sign a new contract with Barcelona before the present his present contract expires this summer, could manage at Spurs or Arsenal too. However, overthrowing successful managers like Harry Redknapp and Arsene Wenger will be no easy tasks. The Englishman and the Frenchman have already established themselves as legends at their respective clubs.
In an attempt to clear the air from all the speculation about his transfer to Chelsea Guardiola praised Di Matteo.
Pep Guardiola has dismissed as "fantasy" the idea he is considering quitting Barcelona for Chelsea.
“It is fantasy, it's hypothetical,” Guardiola said. “I am coach of Barcelona now and they have a good manager who is getting unbelievable results. It's not useful for Chelsea or for Barcelona to talk about that. There is no time to talk about that.”