Odds Dropping on Pep Guardiola Leaving Manchester City After the UEFA Ban

The odds on Pep Guardiola leaving Manchester City in summer have dropped significantly as a result of UEFA’s decision to expel the club from European competitions in the next two years.

According to the UEFA, the reigning champion of the Premier League has been found guilty of committing serious breaches of the rules in regards to the Financial Fair Play. This ruling will keep Manchester City away from the Champions League or the Europa League in 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Manchester City has been allowed to continue taking part in this season’s Champions League, in which this team is playing Real Madrid in the 1/8-finals. As Pep Guardiola’s contract with Manchester City runs out in 2021, this might be his last chance to win the Champions League with this club.

Pep Guardiola Odds

Bet Odds
Guardiola to leave by the end of the season -200
Guardiola to stay for at least another season +350

Bookmakers that have this kind of betting option in their offer believe that Pep Guardiola is on his way out of Manchester City.

In addition, some oddsmakers believe he might be the very next Premier League manager to leave the club. The odds on such a scenario playing out are currently +1000.

Even before the UEFA announced the Manchester City ban, Pep Guardiola’s future in the club seemed somewhat uncertain. With his team practically already losing the title race to Liverpool in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola has been under a lot of pressure.

The manager has even said it himself that a failure to advance to the next stage of the Champions League would probably mean him getting sacked.

“I could be fired if Man City don’t win Champions League”

Pep Guardiola on the pressure he’s faced with ahead of the 1/8-final of the Champions League.

Their first duel comes later this month when the two heavyweights will play in front of the Santiago Bernabeu crowd. As per oddsmakers, Real Madrid is the favorite in the first part of the doubleheader, with the odds on Manchester City win being +165.

Pep Guardiola’s team is the favorite to leave Los Blancos behind and qualify for the quarterfinal of the Champions League. In fact, Manchester City is the main favorite for winning the trophy this season at the odds of +400.

Pep Guardiola’s Next Club

Sportsbooks don’t think there’s much chance Pep Guardiola will stay in Manchester for much longer, regardless of how well his team performs in the Champions League this season. They are giving the role of the favorite to sign Guardiola to Juventus at the odds of +100.

Other teams with a good chance of landing Pep Guardiola’s contract include the ones in the list below.

Club Odds
Barcelona +350
PSG +600
Bayern Munich +1000
Ajax +2000
Any Chinese Club +2000
Brazil +2000
England +2500
Argentina +2500
Manchester United +3300
Chelsea +3300

In addition, there are also reports that David Beckham’s Inter might be interested in signing the legendary manager in the effort of creating an MLS powerhouse.