Pep Guardiola could be offered a new deal at Barcelona within the next week, according to reports in Spain this evening.
The former player has had a sensational first season as coach, leading
the Catalan side to the treble and winning every tournament they were
Now, even though he said a few days ago that he is not sure about a new
deal, it looks as though Barcelona will attempt to tie him down for the
next two years.
At the moment, his current contract runs until next summer but, Cadena SER reports that Barcelona will offer an extension within the next few days.
It is expected that the deal will be for both him and his assistant
coach Tito Vilanova, and would take them through until the end of the
One of the troubles with appointing a long-term coach at Barcelona is
that president Joan Laporta will reach the end of his term in the next
year, meaning there will be elections.
Hence, as has been seen at Real Madrid lately, the new president may well wish to bring a new coach with him.
However, such has been the success of Guardiola that the club are
willing to offer him a deal and assume that whoever is in charge will
James Walker-Roberts, Goal.com