Thursday May 23 2019
Agency: Juve to appoint Pep

One of Italy’s leading news agencies is reporting Juventus will appoint Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as their new Coach on June 4.

According to Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (AGI), Guardiola has agreed a four-year contract with Juve worth €24m a season.

AGI adds he will put pen to paper on June 4, before being officially unveiled 10 days later.

That corresponds to the line run by Radio Sportiva, as well as Onda Cero’s claim that the Catalan was in Milan on Tuesday talking to Fabio Paratici.

It could also explain why tickets to enter the J-Museum and tour the Allianz Stadium have suddenly been removed from sale for June 14.

The 48-year-old is the runaway favourite amongst English bookmakers, with William Hill pricing him as low as 4/6.

“It would depend on him, I don’t know, because he’s not a manager who likes to stay for more than three or four years,” Pablo Zabaleta, who played under Pep at City during the 2016-17 campaign, told BeIN Sports.

“He is such a passionate person. When you see he’s been with Barcelona for no more than four years, three years I think with Bayern Munich, and he can stay at City for as many years as he wishes.

“He would be difficult to replace, especially when you see how the team is playing at the moment. Everyone seems to be enjoying it and I hope he can stay for many years.”

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