Pep Guardiola already had a name for himself when he arrived in the Premier League to take over at Manchester City in 2016.
That status strengthened further when he guided the North-West outfit to the title last season.
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City will be one of the favourites to nab the crown once again by the end of the 2018-19 campaign, but their chances will be significantly dented if Guardiola is no longer in charge.
There are no indications from the Spaniard that he intends to move on, particularly as he recently signed a new deal, but reports in his homeland have suggested that he is wanted by Argentina.
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Rumours are rife that current head coach Jorge Sampaoli will leave his post after the nation were dumped out of the World Cup at the last-16 stage.
Sport cites a handful of reports claiming that the Argentine Football Association (AFA) have Guardiola on their wishlist and are willing to pay him a hefty package.
The AFA want Pep Guardiola as the next coach of Argentina and are willing to pay him $12m a year until 2022. The Catalan has a good relationship with Messi and confessed to Aguero he'd be interested in managing the team, despite feeling an Argentine should be in charge. [AS] pic.twitter.com/KNXdwN5jtT
— City Watch (@City_Watch) July 4, 2018
Unsurprisingly, City fans are not having any of it.
— ? (@VintageKun) July 4, 2018
Neither of those 2 players will likely be at the 2022 world cup so doesnt matter what they think. Management has been a disaster for them in recent years but they cant have pep, its just not allowed sorry
— Adam Chivers (@MrPeaboy84) July 4, 2018
Yeah he’s gonna swap £20m a year for $12m a year????
— craig (@craigmcfc1981) July 4, 2018
AFA & the squad is a mess but only Pep can do something with that level of rubbish. Would never let him go but if he wants to joint manage, that’ll have my curiosity!
— Banana Centurion (@PoznanOutbreak) July 4, 2018
I mean, he could do it as a side job along with the City job and manage until the 2022 World Cup if he’s truly interested.
— Pep’s Blue Army (@JosepGS4) July 4, 2018
Well they can’t have him! pic.twitter.com/cjpUlJedZA
— Patrick Layton (@ManiacalCityV) July 4, 2018
So he’d take a huge pay cut to go and manage a bunch of has beens?
— Lee Montgomery (@unclebaldie24) July 4, 2018
He’s not going
— Alex tweets Man CITY (@alexinh8) July 4, 2018
— Linda Smyth (@LindaSmyth1) July 4, 2018
Well that’s not happening
— Alex (@cxe135) July 4, 2018