Guardiola tipped to leave Citizens

English Premier League

Pep Guardiola has been tipped to leave Manchester City for Serie A giants Juventus, according to a former Premier League manager Sam Allardyce.

Guardiola's future has once again become a topic of discussion after the Citizens were banned from competing in the UEFA Champions League for the next two seasons.

The Spaniard has already coached in LaLiga, Bundesliga and now the Premier League but Allardyce feels Guardiola could be looking at the Italian top flight for his next job.

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When asked if Juventus could pursuit Guardiola, Allardyce told the Mirror, "I think so. If you look at Pep, we were all surprised he left Barcelona.

"He's a Barcelona man, he's born and bred and he has been through the playing days and coaching behind the scenes with the youngsters, and then the top job, and then he wins the Champions League, La Liga on a regular basis and then goes: 'Boosh! I'm having a year off.'

"He decided Germany was the next adventure and what was impressive about Pep was that he could speak German.

"That year he took off he taught himself how to speak German, so when he first went he knew how to communicate, which is very important if you go abroad.

"Then he has three seasons there and comes to Manchester City. He's had some great years at Manchester City now and Italy is another challenge.

"So he looks like it's a bit of,'I need to go to Italy and challenge myself there and show them what I can do in that country'.

"Which is massive in football terms, like it is in Germany and England and Spain, so that challenge for him runs along a line a bit like what Jose Mourinho has done.

"Portugal, Chelsea, Milan, Madrid and now Jose is back where most like to be, in the Premier League.

"It'll be sad to lose Guardiola because he has brought so much to the Premier League in his time and we’re all better off for him."