Jamie Carragher outlines what Xabi Alonso tells him about Bayern boss

Xabi Alonso

Jamie Carragher says that Manchester United should move for Pep Guardiola before Manchester City do.

Jamie Carragher has revealed in The Daily Mail what he has learned about Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola from his former Liverpool teammate Xabi Alonso.

“I've spoken to Xabi Alonso about him regularly, too,” the former England international defender has written in The Daily Mail. “Xabi once told me the message Guardiola gives to his players before a game is 'like nothing else' he has experienced.

“Over the past 12 months he has been talking to Xabi about England and his one worry about coming here is 'the English week'.

“His one anxiety about working in this country, given the demands of our calendar, would be whether he has enough time on the training ground to get his message across.”

The Liverpool legend is a huge fan of Guardiola and has urged Manchester United to make a move for him before Manchester City do, writing: “Can they let Pep Guardiola turn up across town without a fight? Can Manchester United really afford to let Manchester City land him unopposed?

“It seems madness that United are going to let their bitterest rivals recruit the world's most in-demand coach, and that man is Guardiola.”

According to The Sun, Chelsea, United and City are all chasing the signature of Guardiola. The former Barcelona coach will reportedly leave Bayern at the end of the season, and it seems that the big clubs in the Premier League are interested in his services.

Guardiola is one of the best football managers in the world at the moment, and he is certainly going to enhance the reputation of any club he joins next.

From Carragher’s comments it seems that the former Barcelona midfielder is interested in English football, and perhaps this is a sign that he could be open to moving to the Premier League next season.

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