Pep Guardiola has enjoyed stacks of successes in management during the last five or six years; with both Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and it has been reported by the Evening Standard that Arsenal could be his next destination when he leaves Munich.
The former Barca boss has previously admitted that he could see himself managing Manchester United in the future, whilst City becomes another realistic opportunity after the club's slightly dull start to the campaign.
There has been much discussion of when Arsene Wenger will finally leave the post he has cemented during the last eighteen years, and with Guardiola set to leave Munich at the end of next season, it could be the perfect switch for The Gunners.
WENGER'S REIGN COMING TO AN END
Wenger has lead Arsenal to a whole host of different titles and records, including the illustrious 'Invincibles' season when Arsenal went undefeated in 2003/04, as well as three Premier League title wins and five FA Cup triumphs.
The more time goes by, the more it seems as though Wenger is moving closer to an Arsenal exit, and there had been much discussion over his managerial status before Arsenal were crowned FA Cup winners last season.
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The Gunners are currently fifth in the table, having won only three games from nine, drawing five. Times have changed considerably since the likes of Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira graced the grass of 'The Home of Football, Highbury.
Record signing Mesut Ozil has failed to impress since joining in a £42.5m deal from Madrid, and although Alexis Sanchez has been a breath of fresh air, the team as a whole look a shadow of those which endured the major successes in the past.
Guardiola is quite simply a 'perfect' replacement at Arsenal; a young manager with a great ambition to achieve, whilst enforcing what Arsenal are renown for, attractive, free-flowing football.
The Spanish manager led Barcelona to two trebles at his time with the club, in both 2008/9 and 2010/11. Those trebles both included the Champions League and La Liga title, which is pretty impressive for a man who started his career as a manager with Barcelona B, just seven years ago.
The football which Barca played during the Pep era was nothing short of breathtaking and often resulted in the footballing world with nothing left to do but admire, giving that particular side the 'world's best' status.
With the style that the 43-year-old implies as a coach, Arsenal would be a perfect job and club to manage. He has the knowledge and status to bring in the players the North London side so desperately need, whilst reinventing the special 'spark' at the same time.
CITY, UNITED & CHELSEA
There has been numerous rumours linking Pep with the trio above, however it is hard to work out which is the best option for the former Spanish international.
Chelsea are flying higher than ever right now, sitting sweetly at the top of the Premier league; unbeaten, with some of the finest players in Europe. Jose Mourinho has that special connection with the club and quite frankly, it does not look like he will be departing any time soon.
Manchester United have only recently employed former Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal, who has been handed a mass of money to spend, with the hope that he can turn The Red Devils' fortune around. If it does not go to plan, there is a serious chance that Guardiola could replace him, as his ambition to coach United has been made clear.
Manchester City seemed to be in a solid position under Manuel Pellegrini coming into this season. Defending champions, some decent signings and a talent-packed squad to match, however they have been under-par so far this season and a defeat in the Manchester derby on Saturday could add to the pressure on the City Boss.
The money is a main factor in what would be an ambitious bid to lure Guardiola to city, that being if Pellegrini does not turn things around this season.