Fernandinho Discusses Potential Brazil Role For Pep Guardiola

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Fernandinho of Manchester City interacts with Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City after the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on July 05, 2020 in Southampton, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Fernandinho has revealed that he has spoken with his current boss, Pep Guardiola, about potentially taking the reigns as manager with the Brazil national side.

Fernandinho Discusses Potential Brazil Managerial Role for Manchester City Boss

Important Part of the Team

The Manchester City midfielder has been one of Guardiola’s most important players since he took charge at the Etihad Stadium and has been a key part of the way that the manager wants his team to play.

Now, the Brazilian has revealed that he has spoken with his current boss about taking charge of his national team. Speaking to Globo Esporte (and translated by Sport Witness) he said: “We once talked about it, but in a very informal way, more in an informal chat.

“But mainly because of the news that came out in Brazil which said he’d said he’d like to train Brazil. But I believe it’s a bit impossible.

“He said he thinks Brazil and Argentina should always have Brazilian and Argentine coaches. We produce so many players, we have the capacity to produce great coaches.

“Within the more informal conversation I believe it’s difficult, but in football, there is no certainty of anything.”

Guardiola Successful as a Club Manager

Guardiola so far has managed in Spain, Germany and England. He is yet to challenge himself as a national team coach but he is certainly not short of plaudits as a club coach.

Despite only having managed three teams – Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City – he has already won 29 trophies as a manager, including two Champions League titles and eight league titles across La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League.

Personal Accolades for Guardiola

He has also won numerous individual awards, with the most recent being the Premier League Manager of the Season award in the 2018/19 season. This came as he led Manchester City to a 98-point Premier League winning season.

Guardiola has now spent a total of four years as a manager in England. If he enters a fifth as City boss, it will be his longest tenure as a manager at any club and it might mean that he could soon be looking for a change of scenery. A national team could be the next step for the Spanish manager.

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