Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has alerted chairmen and left managers sweating over their futures after announcing that he is ready to end his seven month sabbatical from football and return to management this year.
The man who guided Barca to 14 trophies in four seasons by winning three consecutive La Liga titles and winning the Champions League twice could walk into any management job on the planet, regardless of whether or not a club has a vacancy. His CV is so sparkling it is practically tinted in gold-dust and will make even the most accomplished of managers weep as he ponders what he has done with his life.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini may be quaking in his Stefano Bemer shoes at this news. Yes, he guided City to their first League win in 44 years, but two consecutive failures to even get his side out of the Group Stages of the Champions League has led to speculation that he could find himself replaced by Guardiola should the Spaniard prefer to try his hand on the Premier League.
If that is the case, here are five transfer signings Man City could make to attract Guardiola and persuade him into becoming their new manager.
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This article was first posted on January 14, 2013