Manchester United line up Guardiola to succeed Ferguson
Published 15:08 27/10/10 By John Cross
Barcelona boss Josep Guardiola is being lined up as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United.
That was the claim in the Spanish media today who also suggested Ferguson has recommended Guardiola because of his style of play.
Guardiola, 39, is believed to have a strained relationship with Barcelona's new president Sandro Rossell and the ex-Spanish international's contract expires next summer.
Guardiola's agent Jose Maria Orobigt says there has been contact from a top European club as United look for a long term successor for 68-year-old Ferguson.
Jose Mourinho has often been tipped as the next Old Trafford boss but if United could land Guardiola it would be seen as a huge coup and would help pacify supporters after Ferguson's departure.