Ahead of Manchester City’s potential title decision against Liverpool, Pep Guardiola was reportedly offered £10million-a-year to become Brazil’s new manager after the 2022 World Cup
That Manchester City Boss was claimed to have been offered a deal worth £10m a year to replace the current Selecao boss Tite after World Championship in Qatar later this year. Guardiola has had previously expressed his desire to move into international footballwith Brazil believed to be his dream pickalthough he was quick to turn off the reports.
Speaking in front of his side is hotly anticipated First League collide with Liverpool On Sunday, the Citizens manager explained: “I’m under contract here. I’m so happy here. Now is not the moment (to discuss the links). I don’t know where that comes from.”
brand reported that the Brazilian FA is confident in keeping Guardiola away from the Etihad Stadium. But they might have to wait up to six months after that controversial tournament in Qatar to work fully with the acclaimed Catalan manager as Guardiola has a contract with City until June 2023.
Still, thanks to their lucrative offer, CBF are hoping to secure his services – still almost half what the 51-year-old earns at Manchester – and look after him for 2024 Copa America in Ecuador and the 2026 World Cup co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Selecao bosses were bolstered by Guardiola’s comments earlier in the season as he declared: “The next step will be a national team, yes if there’s a chance. I need a break after seven years (at City), I need stopping to watch, learn from other players and maybe that’s the path I’ll take Euroa Copa America, a World Cup.”
Asked specifically about the legendary Brazil side, Guardiola added: “It’s a fantastic national team. Brazil is always a strong contender or the favourite. It always has been and always will be.”
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For now, though, he’s fully focused on the Citizens’ potential title decider as the champions are just a point above Jürgen Klopp ‘s Liverpool in the Premier League table with eight games remaining. Reflecting on his success at City so far in a somewhat poignant moment amid speculation about his possible departure, Guardiola said: “I would say incredible things about my team. It is not my intention to praise myself.
“My team is the best. The way we lose points is the way we are good. How you benefit the sport of winning and losing. Many years in this country, how difficult it is is.
“When people say City are the best, they want to lay a net. I’m happy to admit that my players are exceptional. I don’t want to say who they are for the staff. Doing good things for many years. It doesn’t lie remembering that we are ahead of others because they are incredible.
“That’s what I personally need to improve. Come on, let’s try to beat them and what we can do to get better. I’m happy to be here for Sunday’s game. I’m falling asleep like crazy Baby before that I’m a bit upset with the premier league because they set the game when Tiger Woods is back [playing at the Masters ]!”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/pep-guardiola-brazil-manager-mancity-26668622 Pep Guardiola responds to Brazil when he was 'offered a £10m-a-year contract' to leave Man City