Alashkert FC
6:45 PM UTC
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 0
Game Details
Minnesota United FC
New England Revolution
12:00 AM UTC Jul 19, 2018
Game Details
FC Sion
4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Orlando City SC
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Chicago Fire
Louisville City FC
12:30 AM UTC Jul 19, 2018
Game Details
Houston Dynamo
Sporting Kansas City
12:30 AM UTC Jul 19, 2018
Game Details
Portland Timbers
2:30 AM UTC Jul 19, 2018
Game Details

Klopp: I never thought about Germany job


Ex-Arsenal midfielder Cazorla returns from injury

Spanish Primera DivisiĆ³n

Man United need to show Rashford he has a future

Manchester United

Sturridge wants Liverpool stay, more game time


Six of the biggest ICC games

International Champions Cup

Brewster signs first pro deal with Liverpool


Derby sign Chelsea, Liverpool starlets on loan


Manchester City beat United and Chelsea to Pep Guardiola - sources

Manchester City believe they beat Manchester United and Chelsea to secure Pep Guardiola as their new manager, sources have told ESPN FC.

Bayern Munich boss Guardiola will succeed Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad next season after agreeing a three-year contract with the club.

Guardiola announced in December that he will leave the Bundesliga champions in the summer with the intent to coach in the Premier League. City, Manchester United and Chelsea were all linked with the former Barcelona boss.

Chelsea were looking for a new manager after Jose Mourinho left the club in December with Guus Hiddink put in temporary charge, while Louis van Gaal is under intense pressure to keep his job at United as they struggle to secure their place in the Champions League with many fans wanting Guardiola as his replacement.

Sources have told EPSN FC that both clubs showed interest in trying to land the 45-year-old but he instead opted for the Etihad.

Guardiola is close friends with City's director of football Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano. The three worked together at the Camp Nou where he won three La Liga titles and two Champion Leagues.

Pellegrini revealed at the end of Monday's news conference that will leave in the summer and the club immediately confirmed that the Spaniard will take over.

City said in a statement: "Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalized contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC Head Coach for the 16/17 EPL season onwards. The contract is for three years. These negotiations were a re-commencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012.

"Out of respect for Manuel Pellegrini and the players, the club wishes to make its decision public to remove the unnecessary burden of speculation. Manuel Pellegrini, who is fully supportive of the decision to make the communication, is entirely focused on achieving his targets for the season ahead and retains the respect and commitment of all involved with the leadership of the club."

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.