If Guardiola doesn't continue at City, the salary he would have to come back to Barcelona when Xavi leaves

FC Barcelona are recommended to bring back a former coach to the club.

Pep Guardiola claps to the fans as Manchester City coach.

At Manchester City, Pep Guardiola reportedly earns around $24.9 million a year. Guardiola earned around $1 million for winning the treble last season with Man City. On the other hand, Xavi at FC Barcelona currently earns around $8.6 million. Due to the economic state of the Catalan club, Guardiola may have to afford around $10 to $15 million, which would be a big pay cut for the manager.

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Guardiola mentioned in the past that he would coach FC Barcelona again during a press conference last year when talking about Mikel Arteta and Arsenal. Arteta was part of his coaching staff at Manchester City, and Guardiola mentioned that his former coaching partner would celebrate every Man City apart from the goal against Arsenal. Guardiola knew then that Arteta loved Arsenal and eventually became their manager. Pep then says he would go to FC Barcelona if they call him because it's his club.

He also mentioned FC Barcelona as his club for two years, which excited Barca fans. Guardiola said that he has been at the Catalan club for a long period of his life, and his love for Barcelona is huge enough to convince him to come back. The club he has spent the most time in as a coach has been Manchester City. He will spend eight years at the English club since he joined in 2016.

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Spanish news outlet recommends Barca to bring back Guardiola

Sport Opinion put an idea out that FC Barcelona should try to appoint Pep Guardiola back to the club as their new head coach next season. Xavi seems strong in his decision to leave the Catalan club at the end of the season, and now, after the team has been eliminated from the Champions League, departure seems inevitable. Sport wrote, "It is time, Laporta, to call Pep Guardiola. Barcelona needs a coach, and Pep Guardiola has always said that if Barcelona needs him, he will not say no. Well, now Barcelona needs him."

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