Guardiola concerns over Chelsea

Pep Guardiola is worried about the ‘trigger-happy’ nature of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and may avoid becoming permanent manager next summer, The Daily Mail reports.

The former Barcelona boss has been on vacation since his decision to leave the Nou Camp last season and has been spending his time in New York. However, the 41 year old is the most coveted vacant manager in football at the moment and when his year away from the game ends next summer, Chelsea are expected to be front of the queue.

The Blues sacked Roberto di Matteo last week and replaced him with former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez until the end of the season.

Guardiola has been touted as the permanent option by Chelsea’s Russian owner, but the Spaniard reportedly has concerns over whether he will be given total backing by Abramovich. With major sides queuing up to speak to Guardiola, Di Matteo’s undignified sacking could cause a rift between the Spaniard and the West London club.

A source close to Guardiola said that the former Barca boss ‘wants stability’ upon his return’ and Abramovich’s nine managers in nine years record does not bode well.

Josep Maria Orobitg, Guardiola’s representative, revealed that the 41 year old was in no rush to decide his future and will not discuss anything until the New Year.

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