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.