Biography, salary and current Net Worth of Pep Guardiola, current Manchester City Football Club manager who coached Bayern Munich and Barcelona and often touted as the best footballing coach of his generation who perfected the tiki-taka style of football invented by football legend, Johan Cryuf.
Biography of Pep Guardiola
Josep Guardiola Sala was born on 18 January 1971, in Santpedor, Spain. He is considered by many as one of the best soccer players during his time as a player.
He proved this by winning various titles as a player with Barcelona. He also won many trophies as a coach.
In this post, we shall sum up his current salary and net worth of Man City manager. We shall also answer the question on how rich is Pep Guardiola currently?
Pep began his career at the young age of 13, he joined Barcelona La Masia and due to his bright talent, he quickly rose through the senior ranks in six years.
His debut for Barcelona was in 1990 becoming a team regular at age 21. He won the both the European Cup and La Liga that same year and retained the La Liga title within the next two years. In this times, Guardiola was considered one of the best players in the world.
He was also one of the most sought after players during his time as many top clubs in the world considered offering him mouth watering contracts.
In 1996, he extended his contract until 2001 which signified the last of Pep’s playing time with Barcelona after series of injuries. He eventually quit Barca having won having won 16 trophies in his 12 seasons.
Guardiola joined Italian Serie A’s Brescia before he transferred to AS Roma. During his time with the Italian Outfit, he was mostly unsuccessful due to a four month drug ban. He also played for Al-Ahli in the Qatar Stars League, and was one of their best players there.
Pep’s last team was Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico where he played for six months before hanging his boots.
Personal Life & Religion
For his personal life, it is known that Guardiola married Cristina Serra in May 2014, and has three children. He is non-religious, and is known to support the political independence of Catalonia.
Pep coaching career started when he was appointed the coach of Barcelona’s B Team in 2007 which he managed for one year. He was then promoted to be the manager of the senior Barcelona squad.
He won the domestic La Liga cup and league double and also the European Club title in the same season. His success as a coach continued at Barcelona until he left in 2012.
He is termed by many as the most successful football club manager in history and one of the top 10 best coaches in the premier league.
After the end of his time with Barcelona, he took a year off and would return to managerial duties, handling the German club Bayern Munich, where he won the German league in all three seasons he was in charge. He later joined Manchester City in 2016. He was reported to earn a salary of $15 million while he was Bayern Munich manager.
Pep Guardiola Net Worth 2018
Forbes estimated that Pep’s net worth is at $41.8 million, which makes him the highest paid football coach in the world presently.
His current salary as Manager of Manchester City is £20 million annually and his value in the market will continue to increase. He recently just won the premier league and extended his contact till 2021.