PEP GUARDIOLA is 5/1 to lure Messi to Manchester city according to Ladbrokes.
In response to the confirmation that the Bayern boss is to replace Pellegrini the bookies also make Guardiola long odds-on at 1/3 to win any major trophy in his first season while he's 150/1 for an unprecedented quadruple.
City are 6/5 favourites to win the title next term with 8/1 offered about a Champions League victory, shorter than the 10/1 chalked up about Guardiola being replaced in the first season of his contract.
The news also has a knock-on effect for City's rivals as Jose Mourino's odds of heading to Manchester United are slashed to 4/5 as Guardiola is removed from the next United boss betting.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "Manchester Airport's arrivals may yet see another famous face or two following Guardiola this summer. The new City boss is long-odds on to bring his trophy winning touch to the Blue half of Manchester and it would be a surprise if he wasn't to better Pellegrini's haul during his stay."
Ladbrokes latest betting
150/1 To win the quadruple in his first season
6/5 To win Premier League in first season
8/1 To win Champions League in first season
1/3 To win a major trophy in his first season
5/1 To sign Messi for Manchester City
7/2 To sign Lewandowski for Manchester City
7/2 Named Manager of the month for August 2016
6/4 Named Manager of the year 2016/17
10/1 To be sacked in his first season
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