Football By Joe Crilly

Guardiola To Bring Messi To Manchester?

Pep Guardiola is set to move to Manchester City in time for the start of next season and William Hill are offering 6/4 that they win the Premier League title in his first year in charge and 10/1 that they win the Champions League.

Guardiola has coached a number of world class players and William Hill make firm Pep favourite, Thiago, a 5/2 shot to join Manchester City before the end of the summer transfer window. Lionel Messi is 7/2 to join City in the summer, while Thomas Muller is 11/4 to do so.

Guardiola’s announcement has seen the odds of Jose Mourinho becoming the next Manchester United manager shorten slightly from 5/6 to 4/6. Ryan Giggs is 9/4.

“One half of the Premier League dream has come true with Pep Guardiola joining Manchester City with Jose Mourinho a firm favourite to join United,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Manchester City to win the 2016/17 Premier League – 6/4

Manchester City to win the 2016/17 Champions League – 10/1

To sign for Manchester City before the 1st September 2016

Lionel Messi  

Yes – 7/2

No – 1/6

Thomas Muller

Yes – 11/4

No -  1/4

Gerard Pique

Yes -  4/1

No - 1/7

Javier Mascherano

Yes – 4/1

No - 1/7

Manuel Neuer

Yes – 11/2

No -1/10

Thiago Alcantara

Yes – 5/2

No -2/7

Next permanent Manchester United manager: 4/6 Jose Mourinho; 9/4 Ryan Giggs; 12/1 Diego Simeone; 12/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 Mauricio Pochettino; 25/1 Gary Neville; 25/1 Laurent Blanc; 33/1 Antonio Conte; 33/1 Joachim Loew; 33/1 Mark Hughes; 40/1 BAR