Pep Guardiola: Chelsea proprietor Roman Abramovich was ‘OBSESSED’ with appointing Man Metropolis boss
Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea stand of their manner, with the Blues out to consolidate their place within the high 4.
Pep Guardiola might very simply have been within the residence dugout in Sarri’s place, had Abramovich bought his manner.
Whereas showing on Sky in February 2016, The Instances’ Oliver Kay revealed Guardiola had been eyed to exchange the sacked Jose Mourinho.
Nevertheless, Guardiola had already been appointed by Metropolis at that time and that meant Massimiliano Allegri and Antonio Conte had emerged as choices for Chelsea.
“Allegri and Conte are the 2 names buzzing round,” Kay advised Sky Sports activities’ Sunday Complement present two-and-a-half years in the past.
“Guardiola is the man Abramovich has been obsessive about for so long as Man Metropolis have.
“When it got here to it, they weren’t within the place to get him as a result of they’ve made themselves look an unappealing proposition.
“Allegri is a totally totally different kind of supervisor.
“He is clearly an excellent supervisor, however they’ve been obsessive about Guardiola for an extended, very long time.
“When are Chelsea going to nominate that supervisor that sees them by three years, not to mention 18 months?
“It simply appears with Chelsea that it is at all times a case of: ‘Who is obtainable?’ fairly than having a plan.”
Metropolis have gained three of their 5 fixtures in opposition to Chelsea since Guardiola’s appointment.