Reports: Guardiola not too keen on Abramovich ways


NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) – Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola, currently on a year-long sabbatical from football, is reportedly not interested in being the new manager at Chelsea FC.

Guardiola emerged as the favourite to succeed Roberto Di Matteo, who was fired Wednesday morning, but the Spanish coach is not too keen about frequent change of manager under Chelsea owner Ramon Abramovich.

If you add Ray Wilkins to this list, then Di Matteo was eighth manager in Abramovich’s 10 seasons at Chelsea, with the likes of Jose Mourinho, Felipe Scolari, Guss Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti – all on the list.

With things beginning to fall out of place under Di Matteo, Chelsea approached Guardiola ago, the Daily Mail reported, with Abramovich apparently confident the Catalan coach would accept the offer.

However, Guardiola, who has also been linked with a manager’s job at AC Milan and even Manchester United, this is when Sir Alex Ferguson decides to retire – doesn’t believe Abramovich’s way of running a club is ideal for him.

He also confirmed with Chelsea FC and its owners that he doesn’t intend to cut short his sabbatical, as he’s very happy enjoying his time away from the sport here in New York.