Argentina want Man City boss Pep Guardiola to replace Jorge Sampaoli

by Jack Kitson / 05 July 2018, 09:04

Argentina have set their sights on luring over Pep Guardiola as their new manager, according to reports.

Yeah, good luck with that one.

The South American country are currently deciding whether to stick or twist with current boss Jorge Sampaoli who came heavily under-fire during their chaotic 2018 World Cup campaign, which came to an end last weekend at the hands of Didier Deschamps' France.

Spanish publication AS is now reporting that the two-time world champions want to spash the cash and offer Guardiola a whopping £9million-a-year to become their new head coach, in a deal that would run through to 2021.

Guardiola does of course have a relationship with a number of Argentina’s current crop of players, including skipper Lionel Messi, and the Man City duo of Sergio Aguero and Nicolas Otamendi.

However, suddenly dropping Man City after two years seems a tad farfetched at this moment in time, especially considering that he recently penned a new two-year deal at the Etihad through to 2021.

The Citizens set a plethora of records en route to hoisting the Premier League title last season, while Guardiola’s men also won the League Cup, and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The statistics behind Pep Guardiola's pulsating Premier League title success

Man City have been installed as the odds-on 8/13 favourites (Paddy Power) to now go on and become the first back-to-back Premier League winners since rivals Man Utd (2008 & 2009) achieved this feat under Sir Alex Ferguson.

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