Brazil set to offer Pep Guardiola insane salary to take over as manager

Brazil are preparing a massive contract offer to make Pep Guardiola their new manager, according to reports.

The Spaniard has enjoyed massive success during his spell as Manchester City manager. He has won everything there is to win in the domestic game, including three Premier League titles. Despite this, however, Guardiola’s long-term future at the club has been subject to uncertainty.

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At the start of the season, it was reported that Guardiola told an event in Brazil about his intention to leave City at the end of his current contract in 2023. The Spaniard later clarified those comments, stating that he had not thought about leaving the club.

During the event in question, however, he did indicate his desire to coach a national team in the future.

He said (quotes via The Guardian): “Next step will be a national team if there is a possibility. A national team is the next step. After seven years on this team, I think I’m going to have a stop. I’m going to have to take a break, see what we’ve done. And in the process, I would like to train a South American [team], European [national side], playing a Copa América – I want to have that experience.”

Guardiola has since been linked with taking over several national sides. But now, one of the greatest teams on the planet is preparing their attempt to secure his signature.

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Pep Guardiola moving to Brazil?

According to Marca, the Brazilians are preparing a humongous offer to tempt the manager to South America. Current boss Tite is expected to leave the position after the World Cup. This leaves the door wide open for Guardiola to take his place.

The five-time World Cup winners are reportedly willing to offer the Spaniard an annual salary of €12 million after taxes. Goal have confirmed that he has not been approached as of yet.

Whilst the salary figure is lower than the €20 million a year he currently earns at City, it would be far higher than the salaries of other national team managers. As per Statista, Joachim Low was the highest-paid manager at the 2018 World Cup. The Germany boss earned $5 million per year.

Furthermore, Brazil are keen to give Guardiola a four-year deal. That would take him into the 2026 World Cup in Canada, Mexico and United States.

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What has Guardiola said about his City future?

There’s no denying that the prospect of Guardiola in elite-level international competitions has an intrigue about it. Speaking in January, Guardiola confirmed that he was still undecided about what the future holds.

He said: “My decision [when to leave City] will be taken with the club. They gave me everything, so I cannot betray them. Or do anything wrong to them. That would not be nice.

“Together we took decisions for me to come here and to extend the contract two times [until now], and it will be the same [in future]: it depends on how they feel about me, how I feel myself in the club.

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“Now I never think for 24 hours a day what is going to happen far away. In football, the end of the season is far away.”

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