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Thierry Henry tips Pep Guardiola to shine in the Premier League

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes Pep Guardiola will join a Premier League club and has no doubt that the Spanish coach will be a big success in England’s top flight.

Guardiola, whose contract with Bayern Munich expires at the end of the season, has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea in recent weeks but will not be leaving the Allianz Arena until next summer at the earliest.

When - and if - Guardiola does take a job in the Premier League, though, Henry has the utmost confidence that the former Barcelona head coach will continue to build on his reputation as one of the sport’s greatest coaches.

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Henry worked under Guardiola for two years at the Camp Nou and has praised the 44-year-old on numerous occasions for his coaching ability.

“I think eventually he will come. He's a competitor, he will want to win a title in every league possible,” Henry was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. “It will suit him, being here in the Premier League. He's a great guy, (and he has a) great view of the game.

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“He's one or two steps ahead, he's in control of everything, the way he loves the game is second to none.”

Guardiola wanted by every top English club

Guardiola is the most sought-after coach in the world following his four-year spell with Barcelona between 2008 and 2012 - perhaps the most successful managerial stint in football history.

The Spaniard is the current favourite to become the next Chelsea manager, with Jose Mourinho fighting for his job, while he is also the front-runner for the Manchester City job following a report from Mundo Deportivo earlier this month which claimed an agreement had already been reached for him to replace Manuel Pellegrini next summer.

Guardiola is also the second favourite to become the next Manchester United manager - after Ryan Giggs - and is priced at 6/1 to replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.

He would be an incredible appointment for any of the Premier League’s big four clubs and Henry is well within his rights to expect big things from the deep-thinking football-obsessive from Santpedor.

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