Pep Guardiola has agreed to take over as Manchester City manager from next season, claim reports in the Middle East.
Qatari sports channel BeIn Sports have reported that the Catalan coach has signed a contract that will see him manager in the Premier League for the first time.
Guardiola has strong links with Qatar, having been having played there for two years with Al-Ahli, as well as officially endorsing their bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
He has even been linked to the national team job with the Gulf State , with German newspaper SportBild splashing the news across its front page in February, suggesting Guardiola would take charge of Qatar for 2022 in one of the best-paid managerial contracts in football.
While Guardiola is rumoured to have already entered into discussions with Qatar, he admitted in the book Herr Pep that before he manages a national team he wishes to take a job in England, and it is no secret that City are long-time admirers of the former Barcelona boss