Pep Guardiola to City, Twitter reactsby Mick Bates / 01 February 2016, 15:48Tweet
So football's worst kept secret is finally out, Pep Guardiola has been officially confirmed as Manchester City's next manager, and as expected, Twitter has exploded in a flurry of activity.
Guardiola was the most in demand manager in world football and City securing his signature can be seen as nothing other than a major coup. His arrival has shaken the foundations of the Premier League and people are already speculating what impact he will have on Manchester City's future
Guardiola is going to fire from all cylinders and take PL by storm. Pep needs to offload many players and sign a lot, tough job ahead.â Sergi DomÃnguez (@FutbolSergi) February 1, 2016
Can't imagine a greater incentive to play out of your skin than knowing Pep Guardiola might be your manager next season.â Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 1, 2016
Watch City fly.
Pep signing for City has really messed up my day. His records at Barca & Bayern are unreal..he goes anywhere close to them heights & itsð¢ð¢â Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 1, 2016
City fans have been revelling in the announcement and have not missed the opportunity to lay into their Manchester rivals
Man City fans after hearing Pep Guardiola will be their new manager next season https://t.co/DQHptCQVMaâ FurnyFootball (@FurnyFootball) February 1, 2016
When Man United fans hear Pep has signed for Manchester City. https://t.co/RYoyJ0iPO4â Football Vines (@FootballVines) February 1, 2016
United wanted Guardiola, but Guardiola wanted City. Rejection at its finest. No longer the best team in Manchester or England #MCFCâ Luke (@lukehills_99) February 1, 2016
However, others have expressed doubts over Guardiola's true ability
Pep Guardiola is a real fraud! He'll never join a struggling club and raise them! Never! He fears exposure!â Î²Î¿Î² (@SirBobz) February 1, 2016
Pep Guardiola only going to clubs that have unlimited money to spend on world stars... Hardly competition that. FRAUD— BIG DAVE (MBE) (@FootyBantLAD) February 1, 2016
Many point to the impact the announcement will have on City's current season, with Pelligrini's side still fighting on four fronts
Pellagrini could win the league, both cups, and the CL this season an would still be waking away. Madness.â Stephen Evans (@StephenEvans75) February 1, 2016
For the moment, Guardiola's signing is undoubtedly a major statement and has done much to cement City as an elite club, Â the world will be watching to see whether they can live up to that hype.
Well done to Man City - I think Pep Guardiola could be your best manager since you were first formed ....in 2008 :-)â terry christian (@terrychristian) February 1, 2016