Manchester City to lure Pep Guardiola with £100 million

Published 08/01/2015, 12:43 PM EDT

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The former Barcelona boss, whose contract with Bayern Munich expires at the end of next season has been pursued by the Manchester City for quite some time and they are hopeful that  the bumper contract will seal the deal.

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According to recent reports, Manchester City is set to offer Pep Guardiola a whopping £100 million to become their next manager.

Guardiola’s deal at the Allianz Arena expires at the end of next season, and he has admitted that he does not know where his future lies. Manchester City’s current manager Manuel Pellegrini’s contract also expires at the end of next season and City look all set to replace him with Pep.

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Man City’s hierarchy are considering offering the Bayern Munich chief the most lucrative managerial deal in history – worth £20million a season over five years to achieve success in England as well as in Europe.

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Manchester City wants to follow Barcelona’s philosophy and have already signed some of the Catalan club’s former officials; Chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain were both formerly with Barcelona and worked with Guardiola during his successful stint in charge at the Nou Camp. The Abu-Dhabi owned club have been alerted by the fact that Pep has not yet agreed to a new deal at Bayern.

On his future Guardiola had earlier said “I have not made a decision yet as to what is best for this club. One year is a long time.”

“I am not convinced whether it is right for the club if I were to extend my contract. I’ll never be a problem for Bayern.

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When I reach a decision, I will talk to [Bayern bosses] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Uli Hoeness and Matthias Sammer.”

“A year is a long time, three years is a lifetime at a big club.”

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