There would be plenty of money to spend but even winning the Champions League does not necessarily ensure job security. Still, a hefty pay-off is guaranteed and the foundations have been laid for Guardiola's style of football.
Again funds would not be an issue and Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain are allies from his Barca days. Yet the club is still finding its feet at the highest level, faltering in Europe again this season.
The biggest club, with a fine tradition of attacking football. Following Alex Ferguson will be an unenviable task, though, and there are concerns over the Glazer family's stewardship of the club.