Old Trafford job offer lost in translation says Guardiola.
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has joked that he could have been offered the chance to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss – but would not have understood due to the Scot’s accent.
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Ferguson stepped down as United manager in May and handpicked David Moyes, then at Everton, as his successor, despite the availability of Guardiola some months earlier.
While Guardiola has already led Bayern to a successful German title defence, Moyes has endured a wretched debut campaign at United, who have fallen 17 points off the pace in the Premier League.
United and Bayern meet in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday and Guardiola was asked ahead of the game if Ferguson had offered him the United job when they met in New York following the Catalan’s departure from Barcelona in 2012.
“He invited me to a super restaurant,” Guardiola is quoted as saying by Sport.co.uk.
“We spent a very good time. My English is not so good and when Sir Alex speaks quickly, I had sometimes problems to understand. That’s why maybe I didn’t understand if i received an offer or not!”