If Pep Guardiola is to return to the sidelines some time in the near future, it apparently will not be with the Brazilian national team.
Guardiola is not in the running to take over as head coach of Brazil after the Selecao fired former manager Mano Menezes last Friday. Guardiola, who has taken a break from soccer since the end of last season, had been strongly linked to coaching the 2014 World Cup hosts but the Brazilian federation said he is not under consideration because he is not Brazilian.
“I see it very difficult that the new coach is a foreigner,” said Brazil federation president Jose Maria Marin. “I have the utmost respect for (Pep) Guardiola, but Brazil won five World Cups with Brazilian coaches.”
Marin added that Brazil’s new coach would be appointed in January 2013.
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