Alex Ferguson wants Guardiola to replace him at Old Trafford: Reports

Updated: Oct 25, 2012, 11:57 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is reportedly inclined towards the prospect of appointing Pep Guardiola as his successor of the Premier League club.

A website reported on Tuesday that the management and the owners of the club are also interested in handing the reins of the club to the former Barcelona manager after Ferguson’s retirement.

"We have a view as to what type of manager we want and how and when we`ll go about it. But it`s in the drawer and long may it stay in the drawer," the club`s vice-chairman Ed Woodward was quoted as saying by ESPN.

The owners have reportedly met with Guardiola to discuss the future but a source from the club termed the meeting as ‘informal’.

Guardiola, who left Barca after spending four years with the club, is currently one of the most sought after managers and the Spaniard still is considering which one to make his new home.