It has been reported that the FA have earmarked Pep Guardiola as their ideal successor to Gareth Southgate for the England job after Euro 2024.

This comes from the Daily Mail, as the two-time treble-winner’s contract at Manchester City runs out in 2025.

As a result, Pep Guardiola is being sized up for the England job to come in and replace Gareth Southgate.

England targeting Pep Guardiola as ‘dream appointment’ to replace Gareth Southgate

As Fabio Capello rightly pointed out, the Spaniard is a special coach as he has a tendency to find tactical solutions out of nowhere on a consistent basis, which would prove to be a huge bonus in international football.

Aside from being one of the most decorated managers the game has ever seen, the 53-year-old has also worked with a number of the current English players for years such as John Stones, Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling and Kalvin Phillips.

Now, it has indeed been revealed with Gareth Southgate potentially looking to leave the England job after Euro 2024, some members of the the FA view Pep Guardiola as the ‘dream appointment’ to replace him.

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However, the obstacle for the Three Lions is that Guardiola’s contract at City expires in 2025, especially from the point of view of being able to afford his wages as they are preparing a succession plan for life after Southgate.

It has been emphasised that there still remains a possibility that Gareth Southgate could well on until the 2026 World Cup as well.

Pep Guardiola would likely honour his contract at Manchester City

While Pep Guardiola may be flattered to have been viewed as the prime candidate to become the next England manager if Gareth Southgate departs, it is unlikely that he does not see out his contract with Manchester City at least.

Time and again, the Catalan tactician has maintained during his time at City that his respect for the club and the higher-ups means he would honour his deal unless he was relieved of his duties.

As a result, it seems unlikely that Guardiola would decide to bid farewell to the Sky Blues in a year’s time.

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