Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are two great managerial rivals of the game, and the Spaniard is now reportedly trying to find out if his counterpart will be taking over at Manchester United.
The Bayern Munich boss has already agreed terms with Manchester City for next season, while Mourinho has been heavily linked with the hot seat at United.
According to The Sun, Guardiola has been asking friends in football circles if the former Real Madrid and Chelsea mentor will become his rival in Manchester next season.
"Pep wants to know if Mourinho has an agreement with Manchester United," a friend of Guardiola's reportedly told The Sun.
"Is he worried? Not really, but it will make life interesting if Jose is there."
The latest reports suggest that Mourinho has some sort of gentleman's agreement with the Old Trafford-based club, and will take over from current manager Louis van Gaal at the end of the season.
Many experts and former players believe the Red Devils must appoint the Portuguese tactician in order to not lose any further ground on their "noisy neighbours".
United have lifted just one trophy, the Community Shield, since legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson retired, while City have won a Premier League title and two League Cups during the same period – a record widely expected to improve with Guardiola's arrival at the Etihad.
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