According to a report from Goal correspondent Jonathan Smith, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is set to make an ‘intriguing‘ decision this summer following Mikel Arteta’s departure to Arsenal in late December – with a few star names popping up as potential candidates to become our new assistant coach.
Before Arteta’s departure to the Emirates, the Spaniard and his compatriot Guardiola oversaw trophies galore at the Etihad over these last two seasons – winning two Premier League titles, two Carabao Cups, two Community Shields and an FA Cup.
As well as this, Arteta was Guardiola’s right hand man when we broke countless records over the 2017/2018 Centurions campaign, with City also managing to reach 100 points on the last day of the season courtesy of a dramatic late winner from Gabriel Jesus away to Southampton.
However, despite being part of a hugely successful era at Eastlands, Arteta opted to take on the main coaching role at former club Arsenal – leading to Guardiola’s current conundrum surrounding who will become his new assistant for the 2020/2021 season.
According to Smith, writing for Goal, a number of viable candidates present themselves and have the potential to excite Sky Blues supporters – with the likes of Xabi Alonso, Andreas Iniesta and even David Silva being mentioned as hypothetical perfect appointments.
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Other potentially more experienced figures such as Dominic Torrent, who left sister club New York City back in November, were also mentioned alongside former Liverpool youth coach Rodolfo Borrell – who has played a ‘key role‘ in easing academy youngsters into the first team squad.
Even though this decision won’t be made until next season, it could certainly be intriguing to find out who gets to take Arteta’s mantle.