Guardiola confirmed as next Manchester City manager and Paddy Power have an array of specials for next season
January transfer deadline day 2016 won’t be remembered for a deal involving a player but more because it was the day when Manuel Pellegrini announced he would be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season.
Pellegrini has been a relatively successful manager at the Etihad Stadium although the Chilean will be replaced by Pep Guardiola as Manchester City look to take things to the next level with someone who has experienced great success with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Guardiola will continue to be Bayern manager between now and the remainder of the season, although he will clearly be watching plenty of City matches over the next few months and Paddy Power have priced up what silverware the Spaniard will win next term.
You can get 6/4 that Manchester City win no trophies next season, although that appears unlikely and perhaps the 17/2 about City winning Premier League and FA Cup could be worth a gamble.
If you think that Guardiola will make an enormous splash during his first season in charge at the Etihad, then you can get 225/1 that he lands the Grand Slam including the Champions League and the domestic treble.
Perhaps City will miss out on the Premier League title and a cup treble can be backed at 100/1.
A City statement read: “Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalised contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC head coach for the 16/17 EPL season onwards.
“The contract is for three years. These negotiations were a recommencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012.
“Out of respect for Manuel Pellegrini and the players, the club wishes to make its decision public to remove the unnecessary burden of speculation.
“Manuel Pellegrini, who is fully supportive of the decision to make this communication now, is entirely focused on achieving his targets for the season ahead and retain the respect and commitment of all involved with the leadership of the club.”
All odds were correct at time of posting.