Qatar offers lucrative deal to Barca coach
The Qatari Football Association has recently presented a lucrative offer to Barcelona’s coach Pep Guardiola. If the 40 year old tactician accepts the offer he will earn €36 million annually for taking charge of the Qatari national football team between the years 2013-2022.
Guardiola revealed earlier this season that his tenure at Camp Nou is nearing its end. The former Spain international is widely expected to leave the Catalans once his contract expires in the summer of 2012.
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmad Al Thani, reportedly sees the ex-midfielder as the perfect man to help take Qatari football to the next level, and is willing to pay him a huge salary for his efforts.
Guardiola previously enjoyed a spell as a player in Qatar at Al Ahly Doha from 2003 until 2005, and has maintained an excellent relationship with several Qatari officials ever since. He was also one of the ambassadors for the tiny nation’s successful 2022 World Cup bid.
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