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Netherlands angles to snatch City boss, Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly being targeted for a national team job. 

With the Spaniard’s current contract with the defending Premier League champions set to expire in June 2023, he revealed earlier this season that he would like take a break from coaching next year.

He also added at the time that he wants to try something different from club management, such as managing an international side.

The Daily Mail has now reported that he may get a chance to work with a national team sooner than he may have thought, with the Netherlands FA believed to have drawn up plans to convince the 51-year-old to join their ranks when he leaves City.  

The Dutch had previously approached Guardiola about his future before he signed a two-year extension with City in August 2021, per The Mirror

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It is claimed he rejected the opportunity to take charge of Oranje at the time because he felt he had unfinished business with the Citizens.

Louis van Gaal is currently interim manager of the Netherlands after Frank de Boer received his marching orders due to a disappointing 2020 UEFA European Championship campaign.  

Since coming out of retirement in August 2021, the ex-Manchester United head coach has helped Oranje qualify for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, but his contract is set to expire at the end of this year, according to Sky SportsKickoff

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