Manchester City could be prepared to make Pep Guardiola the best paid football manager in the world in an effort to land him, report the Daily Mail.
The iconic Spanish coach is currently in charge of Bundesliga juggernauts Bayern Munich, though there have been recent widespread reports that he has agreed to takeover at the Etihad next season.
The Daily Mail suggest City’s mega rich Abu Dhabi based owners could be prepared to offer the 44-year old a significant increase on the reported £11.2m he earns a year in Bavaria.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is understood to currently be the highest paid tactician in the game, raking in £13.2m a year on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.
While Bayern have not given up of keeping Guardiola, the Etihad’s outfit pursuit of him has been widely reported for a while now.
Reports suggest the former Premier League champions are constructing a bumper contract including bonuses and sponsorship deals in order to tempt the former Barcelona coach to England.