Manchester City are poised to make Pep Guardiola the highest paid manager in world football, according to the Sunday Mirror.

The Blues, who wasted a 2-0 lead against Manchester United only to lose 3-2 on Saturday, have offered Guardiola an improved contract until at least 2020.

Guardiola arrived at City in 2016 from Bayern Munich and is now destined to claim a second major honour in charge at the Etihad Stadium by claiming the Premier League title.

The report claims the 47-year-old Catalonian will overtake Jose Mourinho as the highest-paid manager in the world by agreeing to an improved deal worth £20million per annum, or £385,000 per week.

Guardiola’s current contract at City is due to expire in June 2019 but he’s widely expected to remain in Manchester longer than any other previous club.

City will be looking to create club folklore on Tuesday as the Blues face Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second leg. City are 3-0 down and hoping to overturn the deficit to ensure a place in the last four.

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