The coaching carousel seems to move faster in European football then just about any other sport these days. And now La Liga top manager Pep Guardiola’s Barca future may be in jeopardy. No the coach isn’t getting sacked, but actually he is the gossip item of a possible move away from Camp Nou.
I know it seems unthinkable that the world’s best club would lose their general right after a season in which they accomplished a La Liga first, the treble, but Pep’s deal runs out at the end of the 2009/2010 season. Sure that gives the club plenty of time to work out a new deal for the thirty-eight year old, but why hasn’t one already been arranged? With all the money Spanish giants are throwing around you would think that taking care of the coach that remains perfect in league titles and Cups would be a main priority. But the deal has not been done.
Perhaps a deal has yet to be inked because the sides cannot agree on the proper rate for a coach that steers the Champions League winners from last season. Perhaps Pep wants a contract with a lot of pop. And maybe the coach desires a break from football all to together. But regardless to what reason a deal hasn’t been worked doesn’t matter. In fact the only thing that matters is that one has yet to be done. And the way coaches come and go in this day and age, I wouldn’t be surprised if Premier League squads were salivating right now.