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Man City chiefs see Van ­Bronckhorst as Guardiola successor

Giovanni van ­Bronckhorst has been handed an access-all-areas role at Manchester City.

The Mirror says City approached former Feyenoord coach Van Bronckhorst – who has signed a contract that has put him on the payroll.

The plan is for him to remain in Manchester if it proves a good fit.

Pep Guardiola's contract with City expires in the summer of 2021.

And after seeing rivals Manchester United flounder in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, the Spanish executives who run the club for Sheikh Mansour want to put a succession plan in place.

Van Bronckhorst will spend the next year getting to know the inner workings of the club that has become the dominant force in English football over the last decade.

He is currently working alongside close friend Brian Marwood, City's highly-influential Football Administration Officer.

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