Recently, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was linked with the England job – and Gary Lineker has shared his feeling about the chances of that happening.

Currently, no managerial change is on the horizon.

But there were reports last week that Southgate could leave his post after Euro 2024 next year.

And it was suggested the FA could potentially try and make a beeline for Guardiola, given his unbelievable success at City.

And now, Gary Lineker has offered his thoughts about that possibility…

Lineker was speaking on the The Rest Is Football podcast about England, along with Alan Shearer and Micah Richards.

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The trio were dissecting the latest 1-1 result against Ukraine on Saturday.

And on Pep potentially become the next Three Lions manager, Lineker said: “Even Pep has been linked with the job which I’d be very surprised if he did!”

Guardiola is now into his seventh season at the Etihad.

His current contract expires in the summer of 2025. And City fans are very much hoping that he will stick around until at least then.

Many are hoping to see him complete a decade at the club.

Hard to see Pep wanting to manage England

Guardiola becoming the next England manager after Southgate feels pretty unlikely.

The 52-year-old has been a club manager his whole career. You get the feeling that he just loves the consuming nature of that.

Guardiola lives for the game, and is obsessed with his work.

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With international football, the demands are not the same. It would not be the relentless work that he loves so dearly.

But who knows. Guardiola may well feel as though having success in international management could cement his status as the greatest manager there has ever been.

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