Pep Guardiola, former Barcelona Manager and currently handling Bayern Munich, could be made an offer to be England’s new manager which might be hard for him to refuse. The Sun reported that the FA bosses are ready to make an offer amounting to a staggering $10 Million to the spaniard.
Roy Hodgson, the current England manager, however, wants to continue after Euro Cup 2016. FA chief executive Martin Glenn made it uncertain about Hodgson’s future with the English team in his comments earlier this year, stating that the chiefs wont be renewing their contract after the tournament next summer. However, Hodgson had angrily asserted his determination to continue his job as the manager till the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Guardiola had been previously linked to a Manchester City Job, but Manuel Pellegini’s reassignment at the Etihad put rest to any rumours. Alex Ferguson, in his autobiography, had mentioned about Guardiola being the number one choice for managing the Reds.
The Mirror had reported about Gary Neville and Alan Pardew as top contenders, but Guardilola should be the “Major Coup”. Given his brilliant domestic track record with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, FA would consider doing everything in its reach to sign the successful manager and bring him to England.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge would speak about Guardiola’s future this week at the German Camp. The champion Munich side would definitely like to have him retake his job as their manager.
Speaking about Guradiola, Rummenigge said, “I am definitely optimistic that Pep will stay beyond June 30, 2016. We have a first-class team, a fantastic club, a great stadium and a wonderful city to offer.” He further stated, “The coach feels good. He has a good team. It helps to have Munich as a city. There’s a lot going for Pep Guardiola deciding for Bayern Munich.”
It would be interesting to note, if at all he gets assigned for the “Three Lions”, how Rooney would manage to grow under him after his estranged relationship with current Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal.