Brazil ‘Contacts’ Pep Guardiola To Take Over As National Team Head Coach. According to reports, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be approached to be the next Brazil manager after the World Cup.
Guardiola is widely seen as the frontrunner to succeed current manager Tite following the Winter tournament in Qatar. According to Marca, the Spaniard would be handed a four-year contract worth €12 million net per year.
The CBF has contacted Pep Guardiola’s brother and agent Pere after agreeing that the replacement to the 60-year-old Tite should come from overseas. They will extend the contract of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to the 2026 World Cup in North America.
Pep Guardiola on managing the Brazil National Team: "Brazil has very good Brazilian coaches who have to coach the national team… There are very good Brazilian coaches. Debate closed!" [via @TNTSportsBR]
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In March, the current Cityzens manager told Ole that he would prefer to take a sabbatical from football after he leaves the Etihad. The 51-year-old’s current contract with the Manchester club expires next summer.
The €12 million net deal Brazil intends to offer the Spaniard is significantly less than the €20 million Marca believes he presently earns at the Sky Blues.
Brazil is considered one of the favorites to win its sixth World Cup in Qatar. They are anxious to end Europe’s supremacy in the competition, as no South American team has won the championship since 2002.
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Pep Guardiola indicated during his interview with Ole that he would prefer to take a break from football once his contract with Manchester City expires. Following his tenure in command at the Camp Nou, the former Barcelona manager took a year off before joining Bayern Munich in 2013.
“I don’t know what my destiny will be in a few years. What has to happen, will happen. When I have to leave City, I’m going to leave. And I’ll go home and I’ll take some time. That way I don’t need to train anymore.” He said.