Manchester City To Offer Pep Guardiola Record Breaking Contract
Pep Guardiola doesn't tend to stick around at clubs for very long but Manchester City are hoping to change that 'tradition' by offering to make him the world's best paid manager as they want him to build a 'dynasty.'
At Barcelona Pep Guardiola had built one of the best teams to have ever played football, and that was in his first season as manager at the Camp Nou, but he would only last four years in charge of the club he loved so much.
Then he moved to Bayern Munich and it looked likely that he would pick up where he left off but he couldn't replicate his European success with the Germans and he had to make do with domestic domination, leaving after only three seasons.
Pep celebrates winning the double but his predecessor Jupp Heynckes had won the treble in his last season. Image: PA Images.
When the former midfielder rocked up at Manchester City on a three year deal it was expected that a similar pattern would emerge only for the first time in his career he won no silverware in his first season at a club.
However that looks like it will inevitably change this season and with just 18 months left on his current deal City are now preparing to make him a huge offer. According to the Mirror the club will offer him a £20 million-a-year, four year deal in the summer.
Guardiola celebrates his side's 2-1 victory in the Manchester derby. Image: PA Images.
The Times report that the Premier League leaders are hoping that the man who has taken them 11 points clear at the top will extend his deal and eventually build a dynasty like the one Sir Alex Ferguson forged across town.
They believe that the lack of internal politics that he encountered at Barca and Bayern, plus the extra baggage of Catalan politics at Barcelona, will persuade him to stay longer in Manchester.
Guardiola became worn down at Barca despite his three La Liga titles and two Champions League wins. Image: PA Images.
According to Business Insider China national team manager Marcello Lippi is currently the highest paid manager in the world on £18 million-per-year whilst Guardiola's £15.3 million makes him the second best paid gaffer in football.
It's no wonder that City want to tie down the man who has got them playing such dominant football right now. Will he sign a new deal?