Leaving Manchester City, Pep Guardiola Will Train the Dutch National Team?

MDP Live - Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola will be offered the opportunity to become the manager of the Dutch national team after leaving the Etihad Stadium.

According to the Mirror, the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has even devised a plan to convince the Manchester City boss to realize his dream of becoming an international coach with De Oranje.

Guardiola is still under contract with The Citizens until the summer of 2023. This Premier League champions club actually hopes that the manager is willing to extend his stay at the Etihad.

However, the Spaniard has hinted at a desire to leave Manchester City after his tenure ends.

SportBible assesses Guardiola will not be short of job offers after resigning from his position in England. Moreover, the former manager of Barcelona and Bayern Munich has successfully led The Citizens to win the Premier League three times.

Guardiola and Dutch Football

Guardiola is known to have a strong relationship with Dutch football. The reason, this cold-handed manager had played under the care of the late Johan Cruyff during his time at Barcelona.

Launching SportBible, Guardiola also bases his playing style on the philosophy of Total Football. He also stated that he did not know anything about football, before getting to know the figure of Cruyff.

"You hear everyone say, 'Oh Pep, he's a great manager.' Forget it. Cruyff is the best so far," Guardiola told The Guardian, in 2016, as quoted by SportBible.

“Creating something new is the hard part. (But) creating it, building it, and getting everyone to follow it is great. That's why, when I was manager at Barcelona, ​​I went to see Johan many times," continued the Manchester City boss.

Louis Van Gaal

Meanwhile, the Dutch national team is currently under the tutelage of Louis van Gaal. This is the third time van Gaal has coached the Oranje in his career as a manager.

The former Manchester United boss appeared to replace Frank de Boer whose performance was less than satisfactory for the Dutch national team at Euro 2020. Quoted from SportBible, Val Gaal's contract with the Oranje will expire at the end of 2022 after the Qatar World Cup.

Want to coach the national team

On the other hand, Guardiola did not deny his desire to move to the international level after ending the agreement with Manchester City. Last year's Goal.com report claimed that The Citizens tactician would take further steps as coach of the national team.

"The next step is (to coach) the national team, there is a possibility for that. International football is the next step," Guardiola said at the XP Investimentos event as reported by Goal.com from the Brazilian website Globo.

However, Guardiola said he needed to rest after undergoing a career as a manager for the last seven years at the Etihad.

"I need to rest after seven years (at Manchester City). I need to stop, look around, learn from other coaches, and I might take that path. I want to coach at the European Championship, Copa America and the World Cup."

Manchester City Record Most Wins in the Premier League

MDP Live - Manchester City is increasingly showing its might in the competition for the Premier League title after winning a convincing victory over Newcastle with a score of four goals without reply last weekend (19/12/21).

In the match which was held at St James Park, City celebrated a goal against Newcastle through the action of Ruben Dias in the 5th minute, Joao Cancelo in the 27th minute, Riyad Mahrez (63 ') and Raheem Sterling who managed to close the party's goal in the evening. the 82nd minute.

The victory further strengthened The Citizens, the nickname of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings with a score of 44 points, three points ahead of Liverpool who were stuck 2-2 at Tottenham Hotspur headquarters on the same day.

This result also broke the new record for most wins in the history of the Premier League. The Citizens have recorded 34 wins from 42 matches in the Premier League in 2021, City are able to surpass Liverpool who had made it with 33 wins in 1982.

In addition, Manchester City also successfully recorded 106 goals in the league in 2021. The Citizens became the most productive team in a calendar year, as well as a new Premier League record since 1992.

Great Performance, Pep Guardiola Satisfied!

Launching the Manchester City page, Pep Guardiola was satisfied with the results achieved by his foster children. Pep assesses his team performed extraordinary at the headquarters of Newcastle.

"(This is) a good result, extraordinary in a not-so-good performance. We were lucky to score early in the game," said Guardiola.

"The second goal, Joao's action was brilliant. It belongs to him, but the way we played in the first half was one of the worst this season."

"I understand we have to be a better team; the first half was very dangerous and every player lacked focus. But we got better in the second half," concluded the Citizens tactician.

Before closing 2021, Manchester City still have two more games in the Premier League. Pep Guradiola's men will face Leicester at the Etihad this weekend (26/12/21).

They will then have an away match against Brentford on Thursday 30 December 2021.