Pep Guardiola will be made world football’s highest-paid manager next summer with a lucrative new contract worth up to £80million according to reports from Mirror Sport.
The source further disclosed that Manchester City chiefs believe Guardiola is in it for the long haul with them, and are convinced he’s ready to commit himself to a lengthy spell in charge at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City made an impressive feat with 16 consecutive Premier League wins with Saturday’s emphatic 4-1 triumph over Tottenham, which saw them briefly open up a 14-point lead at the top of the table.
Guardiola signed a three-year deal when he joined from Bayern Munich in 2016, but the club’s hierarchy have already decided to hand the Spaniard an improved deal.
City will approach his representatives about a new terms in the summer – likely to be a four-year extension – and are assured he does to extend his stay with the club.
The 46-year-old is currently on £15m-a-year but that figure is set to rise to as much as £20m — almost £400,000 a week — under the terms of the new deal, which will make him the highest-paid boss in the sport.
Guardiola spent four years as Barca boss and, after a 12-month sabbatical, three with Bayern, but City are convinced he will spend longer with them because he is so happy with their set-up.