Pep Guardiola ‘REJECTS the chance to become the new manager of Brazil’ after the legendary Ronaldo contacted him about the job… with the Spaniard adamant he has ‘unfinished business’ with Manchester City
- Pep Guardiola has rejected the chance to become Brazil’s new national manager
- Guardiola was approached by Brazil legend Ronaldo about the vacant position
- But was rebuffed in his efforts by the title-winning Manchester City manager
- Guardiola wants to win the Champions League with Man City before leaving
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reaffirmed his commitment to the reigning Premier League champions after reportedly rejecting the chance to become Brazil’s new head coach.
The serial title-winning manager who has enjoyed tremendous success in Spain, Germany, and England, was offered the opportunity to take the step into international management following Brazil’s disappointing World Cup campaign.
Guardiola has never managed at international level with the 51-year-old establishing himself as one of football’s greatest ever managers with stints at Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City, and won’t be making the switch anytime soon after turning down the offer, as first reported by the Mirror.
Pep Guardiola has rejected the chance to become Brazil’s new national team coach
Brazil are looking for a new coach after their premature 2022 World Cup quarter-final exit
Brazil’s legendary striker Ronaldo approached Guardiola’s agent Pere to see if the Spaniard would be interested in the vacant position left by previous manager Tite following the nation’s shock quarter-final World Cup exit in Qatar.
However, was rebuffed in his efforts with Guardiola keen to continue at Man City at least for another two years after signing a contract extension in November that keeps him in England’s northwest until 2024.
The Brazilian FA are open to the idea of hiring an overseas manager for the first time since 1944, when Portuguese Joreca managed two games before leaving the role, with Guardiola seen as the perfect choice by chief decision-makers.
Brazil’s legendary striker Ronaldo (centre) approached Guardiola’s agent about the vacant role
However Guardiola (right) is keen to remain in Manchester where he has unfinished business
Guardiola recently signed a new two-year contract extension at the Premier League champions
Guardiola has previously expressed his desire to manage at international level and is keen to try his hand at managing in South America but is desperate to lift a first Champions League title with City before moving on.
His current seven-year stint in Manchester is the longest of Guardiola’s trophy-laden managerial career, having previously stalked the Barcelona dugout for just four years and remained in Munich for just three.
The Man City boss turned down the chance to work with stars Vinicius Jr (left) and Neymar (right)
Guardiola wants to win the Champions League with his current crop of Man City stars before leaving
However, the City boss recently admitted that he would leave his role if he felt his influence within the dressing room was faltering, with the club chasing a third successive Premier League crown.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was also approached but similarly turned down the chance to manage the five-time World Cup winners in favour of staying in club football.
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