Former Barcelona boss keen to take charge of the Seleção.
Pepe Guardiola has reportedly said he’d end his sabbatical ‘tomorrow’ to take over as manager of the Brazil national side.
The former Barcelona boss is currently enjoying a year away from the game and had been strongly tipped over at Chelsea when he returns.
And last week our Chief Sports Writer Oliver Holt wrote how Pep would transform any one of Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City.
However, respected Brazilian football site Lance! claims that Guardiola has his heart set on becoming an international manager.
The site’s editor claims an impeccable source close to Pep told him Brazil was “the only team in the world he would start to train with tomorrow.” and that he would be “world champion with Brazil.”
Walter de Mattos Jr writes: “I questioned [my source] twice, letting him know that publishing this would cause a reaction not only from the CBF [Brazilian Football Confederation], but also of the entire Brazilian press.
“The caller was very certain and repeated: “If Pep trains the squad he will be world champion, and you can say that to the president of the CBF.”
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Well this is truly game on. If Pep Guardiola is genuinely interested in taking over as Brazil national team manager then surely they would offer him a contract in double quick time. Such news may not please Chelsea as it’s been suggested that Rafa Benitez is merely keeping the Stamford Bridge hotseat warm for the former Barcelona boss.
Any move to take over from sacked boss Mano Menezes would presumably take the post upto and including the 2014 World Cup, which is of course due to take place in Brazil.
Guardiola has been on an extended break from the game since the summer when he opted to end his managerial reign at the Nou Camp.
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