Who will Pep Guardiola manage next?
Pep Guardiola won it all at Barcelona and created one of the greatest teams ever seen. Thirteen trophies in four years is some achievement, but was he a great manager? It could be argued that anyone could win trophies with the tremendous trio of Xavi, Iniesta and Messi in it, but we will soon find out how good a manager Guardiola is when he takes up his next job.
The former Barcelona and Spain midfield maestro left the Nou Camp in May having been knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea and lost his La Liga crown to rivals Real Madrid. In fact it was Chelsea who tried to convince Guardiola that he didn't need a break to recharge his batteries and that he should take over from Roberto Di Matteo as Chelsea manager. The Spaniard declined, but Chelsea remain the bookies' favourites to tempt Guardiola back into management.
Bet Victor will give you odds of 2/1 for Stamford Bridge to be Pep's next home. However, if you think Guardiola will end up in England, but not at the Blues you can get odds of 4/1 to be Manchester United boss and 8/1 to replace Arsene Wenger. With both great managers nearing retirement, something sensational could well come off here.
German giants Bayern Munich are also 8/1 while English champions Manchester City are 12/1. While Roberto Mancini has brought domestic success to Eastlands maybe the board may want someone with that European nous to take them to the next level.
The Spanish national side has now won three international tournaments on the bounce. Could Pep be in charge of Spain when the World Cup goes to Brazil in 2014? If you think that will be his next challenge you will get odds of 14/1.
A return to Barcelona could happen. You'll get odds of 16/1, the same as Pep ending up to manage Qatar or Italian giants Roma. Talking of Italy, AC Milan are 20/1 with Inter at 25/1 alongside Juventus, English giants Liverpool and French moneybags PSG.
Everyone else, including Spurs, are 50/1 or more. If you think he will make a sensational return to Spanish football with Barca's arch-rivals you will get odds of 100/1. I think there's more chance of Wayne Rooney winning a beauty competition than there is of Pep rocking up at the Bernabeu.
Personally I think he will end up in England. Where though remains a much tougher call to make. But where do you think Pep will end up? Where would you put your money?
Whatever your view, we'd love to hear from you.