SPECULATION has started as to whether it's the beginning of the end of an era for one of the greatest club sides football has ever seen following Pep Guardiola's decision to walk away from Barcelona.

Bookie Paddy Power has opened betting on which of the stars might be first to break up the all-conquering team and make Spanish striker David Villa the 7-2 favourite to part company after the decision to promote coach Tito Vilanova.

Villa is followed by South Americans Javier Mascherano and Dani Alves at 3-1 and 7-1 respectively with most recent signing Alexis Sanchez at 12-1.

Barcelona’s Big Three in their golden generation are the outsiders to fly the nest with Xavi 20-1, Andres Iniesta 25-1 and the world’s best player Leo Messi 33-1 to be the first player to move on.

Chelsea are making moves to appoint Guardiola despite his insistence he needs a break from the game.

Stamford Bridge is 3-1 favourite to be his next club followed by 7-2  Man Utd, 5-1 and 6-1 Inter Milan.

  1. Guy 12 years ago

    D’ya think it possible Pep may yet return to FCB after a year or even 2 sabbatical Paul? Its in his blood hes been there by and large as a youth, player, coach, manager for nearly 30 years…the set-up and way they play is well established, took a lot of time effort andpatience torear players to play that way and they will stick to their philosophy of how they think the game should be played. He will have a totally different style/expectations if he were to join an English club eg/he wouldn’t be aforded 10 years to overhaul a clubs approach. Chairmen and fans byand large want success yesterday?? Whats your thoughts/and anyone elses on it?

    cheers everyone

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, I don’t know. Maybe he’s been there too long and wants a fresh challenge. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the Premier League but I don’t think it will be at Spurs.

  2. Danny 12 years ago

    once harry takes over england i think pep guardiola will become the next spurs manager as long as he can bring some big names in

  3. chris 12 years ago

    Hed b well suited at man city i think. Hes got the players and the funds to create something special. if city were to lose out on the league i can c them making an approach. i wud love to see him there, his style of football is the best iv ever seen and would b great to see it week in week out in the english league

  4. Eric 12 years ago

    I go every year to a small town outside Barcelona which happens to be the hometown of Cesc Fabregas. The owner of the hotel I stay in is a good friend of Cesc’s father and played in the same team as him. He told me a year ago that Guardiola would eventually become the president of Barcelona. Don’t know if that will happen or not.

    I’d be surprised to see Pep in England. He’s not desperate for money and I can’t imagine him working for Abramovich. If he did take a job in England , I think it would be more likely to be at Man Utd or Arsenal, where they let a manager get on with the job without too much interference.

  5. Badham 12 years ago

    I’d love to see him at Arsenal obviously being an arsenal fan but more importantly if he goes anywhere id love it to be the Premiership just purely on what players he could attract, would be so good for the league.

  6. Scott 12 years ago

    I wouldnt b suprised if he ends up sumwer totaly diff than wat we expect. I have a funny feeling he might end up in the americas or sumwer like that before a return 2 barca in a few years. Any thoughts on that?

  7. Kyle 12 years ago

    I think its a guarntee for him to join Man Utd in a year or two. Utd will win the Champs League in the nxt two seasons then SAF will step down a happy man with 3 European Cup wins and having knocked Liverpool ‘off their fu**ing perch!’

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