Updated: Wednesday, 1st July 2020 @ 4:56pm

Manchester ups bid to lure star coach Guardiola to England... using Thai food

Manchester ups bid to lure star coach Guardiola to England... using Thai food

| By Joe Yates

Luring Pep Guardiola from German outfit and league leaders Bayern Munich may not be as hard as first thought as Manchester may have what the Spaniard is looking for… Thai food.

Guardiola yesterday confirmed that he plans to leave Bayern Munich for England come the end of the season, expressing he wanted “new stadiums, cities and restaurants to know.”

Award-winning Thai restaurant brand Busaba – who will open their doors on January 18 – believe they have what it takes to attract him to Manchester.


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“We're currently experimenting with a dish inspired by the man himself called 'The Philosopher’ which fuses Thai noodle soup with Catalonia escudella and will only be available to Guardiola himself,” said executive chef Jude Krit.

The eager restaurant have started designing and preparing a dish for the Catalan’s arrival, inviting him to ‘Pep’ in any time with a permanent reservation.


BENVINGUT A MANCHESTER: Laura Bronyzaite (left) and Francisco López will be waiting to welcome the football coach and his wife into the restaurant and the new city

Located at the heart of Manchester on Exchange Square, Busaba’s announcement has interrupted final preparations ahead of their opening with staff now being asked to learn Catalan in order to greet Guardiola and his wife.

Busaba CEO Jason Myers said: "We hope he sees our gesture as a sign of how eager Manchester is to get him. Whether that's as a red or blue, he'll always have a seat at our table."

Serving classic, quality Thai food and hospitality, the restaurant will be set over three floors and be a destination where old jostles with the new and a heady mix of tradition meets contemporary.

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