Arsenal legend Thierry Henry insists that his former boss Pep Guardiola will move to the Premier League “sooner rather than later.”
Henry played under Guardiola at Barcelona and won two La Liga titles and the Champions League.
However the Frenchman believes that Guardiola’s desire to succeed will eventually mean that the Bayern Munich manager will swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League.
There have of course been rumours in recent years that the former Barca boss was being lined up to take over at both Manchester United and Manchester City, however neither move materialised.
Guardiola has equally been linked to the Arsenal job when Arsene Wenger retires and most recently to the Chelsea hot seat if Jose Mourinho were to depart Stamford Bridge during this campaign.
Yet while Henry stopped short of predicting where the Spanish tactician will end up, he believes the 44-year-old’s demanding and disciplined nature means he would suit the English game.
Henry told Sky Sports News:
“I think eventually he will come.
“He’s a competitor, he will want to win a title in every league possible.
“It will suit him, being here in the Premier League. He’s a great guy, [and he has a] great view of the game. He’s one or two steps ahead, he’s in control of everything, the way he loves the game is second to none.
Henry, who also won two Premier League titles and is Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer, added:
“He is one of the best managers I’ve ever had. One thing that strikes me with him that you don’t see, he’s one of those guys who’s very demanding and [the] discipline that he has is on point. You need that amount of discipline to perform on and off the field.”
“He already speaks English, by the way… maybe that’s one thing that tells us he will come sooner rather than later.”
Guardiola has remained tight-lipped as far as his future is concerned and seems almost certain to stay at Bayern Munich at least until the end of the season.