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FA have 'contacted Pep Guardiola' about the England job and already have ideal start date planned

FA have 'contacted Pep Guardiola' about the England job and already have ideal start date planned

The FA remain in contact with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, according to a new report.

The Football Association has 'maintained contact' with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola ahead of next year's European Championship, say reports.

Guardiola is not expected to sign a new deal at the Premier League champions when his deal expires in 2025, according to ESPN.

The report also states Guardiola could look to take up a national team job after leaving City. He has been linked with both the Brazil and the US national team in recent years.

In fact, the Spaniard has previously been vocal about having a "dream" to manage on the international stage.

"In our lives we have dreams of what we'd like to do in the future, but it doesn't mean it's going to happen," Guardiola told a press conference in 2018.

He added: "I would like to play a World Cup and a European Championship. I would like to live that situation. When I see the World Cup, I think I would like to be there. I had just one chance to do it as a player.

"In eight, 12, 14 years maybe it could happen. It's just a dream I have as a manager and a person. Maybe it happens, maybe it doesn't."

The 52-year-old, who signed a two-year contract extension at the Etihad in November, has also been tipped for the England job.

Gareth Southgate's contract expires after Euro 2024 and the Daily Mail claim he is set to leave his position following the tournament in Germany.

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

The FA are said to be keen, with a report from Todofichajes claiming that the Football Association have remained in contact with Guardiola in regards to taking over the role after next summer's tournament.

They say Southgate's future is not assured and if he does not win the title, then the FA could make a move as they think that Guardiola is the right person to "lead the new project."

The former Barcelona boss, who was appointed City manager ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, has won five Premier League titles since his arrival.

He also led the club to its first Champions League trophy in 2023 thanks to a 1-0 win over Inter Milan in Istanbul.

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Topics: Pep Guardiola, Premier League, Manchester City, England