Josep Maria Orobitg, Pep Guardiola’s representative, recently rejected speculation about possible negotiations between the coach and the Brazilian national team, a rumor that has been circulating for weeks by the media and through social networks. “There has never been any contact with the Brazilian Football Federation (Confederación Brasileña de Fútbol – CBF),” underlined Orobitg in an interview published by Brasilian sports daily Lance.
The agent said that he talks “often with Pep” who “instructed not to negotiate with anyone“, because Barcelona’s ex-coach only wants to “rest” after leaving FC Barcelona. Guardiola “lives in New York, is happy with his wife and children, who are already enrolled in school,” said Orobitg, who clearly denied any possibility that the technician will take over the Brazilian squad or any other team.
Guardiola’s representative acknowledged that there was an offer for the manager to take charge of the Russian national team, but it was rejected. “It’s hard to talk about the future, but I do not think Pep will coach Brazil or any other national team, because he loves club football, especially European,” he said.
Although CBF itself denied these rumors, many Brazilians through social networks suggested Guardiola for the position that has never been occupied by a foreign coach and, with some exaggeration, claim that it is the “second most important in Brazil“, after the presidency.
Source: Mundo Deportivo; Image: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)