18 May 2012

Liverpool want to sign Guardiola, according to British press

Pep Guardiola, Roberto Martínez, Fabio Capello and Rafa Benítez are the main names that manages Liverpool to succeed Kenny Dalglish, technical dismissed this week. The 'Reds' only finished eighth in the Premiership, but will participate in the upcoming European Champions League and League Cup.

According to British press reports on Friday, Liverpool think Guardiola to lead a new project to return the team to the elite of African football and the club's owners, the American investment group Fenway Sports Group, want to exhaust all avenues to try convince Pep, who has reiterated its intention to take a year off after the season ends.

MD has been told the manager to probe the availability of Pep Guardiola has been Segura, technical director of the Academy or quarry 'red' from March 2011 after landing at Liverpool in May 2009 as technical manager. In its day, Segura was linked to the azulgrana youth football and was assistant coach at Barcelona branch.

With Roberto Martinez, who has permission from Wigan to discuss his possible departure, there have been contacts and Fabio Capello and Rafa Benítez would be in the bedroom.

Pep Guardiola in turn has also attracted interest from Chelsea, AC Milan, Inter, England, Qatar, and Manchester City. (via MD)