Pep Guardiola is having the time of his life right now. Fresh from winning the fourth Premier League title with Manchester City in five years; only two other football managers have won more titles than him in football history. Some fans, critics, and players regard him as the greatest coach of this generation, if not the greatest. So, how does all that success translate to monetary value? This article looks at Pep Guardiola’s net worth and so much more.
Love him or not, if there is one thing we have to agree on is that Pep Guardiola is a winner. With his last Premier League win and the 32nd to his belt, he has certainly cemented his name in football history. So, how did this Barcelona maestro become one of the greatest coaches in the world? And what is his net worth? Read along to find out as we discuss these and many more fascinating facts about the Spanish coach. But first, here is his profile summary:
Pep Guardiola’s profile summary
- Full name: Josep Guardiola Sala
- Nickname: Pep
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: 18 January 1971
- Age: 51 (as of May 2022)
- Zodiac sign: Capricorn
- Place of birth: Santpedor, Spain
- Current residence: Manchester, England
- Nationality: Spanish
- Religion: Atheist
- Profession: Football club coach
- Current team: Manchester City
- Family: Father, Mother and three siblings
- Marital status: Married
- Wife: Cristina Sera
- Children: three children
- Net worth: approximately $40 million
- Monthly salary: $2 million
- Instagram: Pepteam
- Twitter: @PepTeam
Pep Guardiola’s achievements
The Spanish coach is one the most successful coaches in the world and has been even cited as the best in the world by fellow football managers. The recently concluded 2021/22 English Premier League season, which he won with Manchester City, is his fourth in the five seasons he has been with the club. This adds the total number of trophies he has won so far as coach, to 32. Below is a total breakdown of all Pep Guardiola’s trophies so far.
Barcelona- 2008 to 2012
- La Liga- 3 titles: 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11.
- Copa del Rey- 2 titles: 2008/09, 2011/12
- Supercopa de España- 3 titles: 2009, 2010, 2011
- UEFA Champions League-2 titles: 2008/09, 2010/11
- UEFA Super Cup - 3 titles: 2009, 2011
Bayern Munich-2013 to 2016
- Bundesliga 3 titles: 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16
- DFB-Pokal 2 titles: 2013/14, 2015/16
- UEFA Super Cup, 1 title: 2013
- Club World Cup, 1 title: 2013
Manchester City- 2016 to present
- Premier League- 4 titles: 2017/18, 2018/19, 2020/21, 2021/2022
- FA Cup- 1 title: 2018/19
- EFL Cup (Carabao Cup)- 4 titles: 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21.
- Community Shield- 2 titles: 2018, 2019.
With his latest 2021/22 English Premier League win, he is currently ranked as the third-best coach with the most trophies. Only Sir Alex Ferguson, former coach of Manchester United and Mircea Lucescu, who had most of his success with Shakhtar Donetsk, have more titles than him.
Pep Guardiola’s Champion League ’curse’
Despite the impeccable record, there is one record he has failed to beat, and that is winning the UEFA Champions League after 11 years which is a long time for a coach of his calibre.
In the 11 years, no manager has been eliminated at the semifinal stage of the championship more than the Spaniard, who has now been eliminated six times after reaching the last four. The latest is the heartbreaking elimination on 4th May 2022, by Real Madrid.
Fans have thrown around several theories as to why his fate is that way, and some have come to suggest that he is feeling the wrath of the ‘curse’, which were comments made by former Man City star midfielder Yaya Toure. The agents suggested that African 'shamans' would never let him win any UEFA Champion League following him benching Yaya Toure in many critical games during his final season with the club. To date, Pep and Yaya don’t see eye to eye.
Pep Guardiola’s contract at Manchester City
When Pep joined the club in 2016 and was able to transform it exponentially, he initially had signed a three-year contract but owing to the team’s domestic success, he renewed his contract for two years which was set to expire in 2021. In the 2020/21 season, he signed another contract to see him stay for another two years with the club.
Due to his recent performances, he gave the club its fourth Premier League title in five years, and his seven-year tenure with the club is due for next season. However, fans have speculated that Man City already has a contract extension penned for him. The club’s management and Pep himself have refuted the statement, with Pep saying that he will start talks of his contract extension towards the end of next season.
Pep Guardiola’s net worth
Before his coaching career, Pep was already a star footballer who had attained millionaire status. He played the majority of his career for Spanish clubs such as Barcelona, and during his playing days, he achieved legendary status at the club.
Only a handful of elite football players can transition to elite football coaches after retiring from active football, earning immense wealth in the process. With a net worth currently approximated at $40 million, Guardiola is one of them.
While most of his wealth comes from his long-standing football coaching career, the Spanish international also gets part of his income from endorsement deals from A-list brands like Puma.
What is Pep Guardiola’s salary?
Who is Pep Guardiola’s daughter?
Pep Guardiola’s wife met him when they were teenagers and have been blessed with three children, Maria, 21, the eldest; her brother Marius, 18, and Valentina, 13, their youngest.
Despite Pep and his wife keeping their family life secret, Maria, their eldest daughter, is hard to miss. She is an influencer on the road to becoming a fashion icon. She has over 324k followers on Instagram despite her profile being restricted.
For the better part of last year, she had been making headlines for she was rumoured to be dating Premier League star Dele Alli. The rumours were confirmed to be true when she was spotted kissing Everton’s midfielder Dele Ali in October.
Alex Ferguson vs Pep Guardiola
For the longest time amongst football fans and critics, there has always been a never-ending debate about Alex Ferguson vs Pep Guardiola and who is the greatest. So, to put matters into context, we compiled a list of achievements of both.
Trophies and achievements comparison between Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola while in England.
|Alex Ferguson||Pep Guardiola|
|Experience||Served for 27 years as Man United’s coach||He has been Man City’s coach for six years now|
|English Premier League||13||4|
|UEFA Champions League (prior to EPL career)||2||4|
|UEFA Super Cup||1||-|
|FA shield cup||10||2|
|Club World Cup||1||-|
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It is also worth mentioning that Ferguson and Pep have trophies that they won in various tournaments before England. Pep won 14 trophies with Barcelona and seven trophies with Bayern Munich, And Ferguson won nine trophies with the Scottish team Aberdeen.
Pep Guardiola’s high net worth does not surprise many, for the Catalonian has proven beyond reasonable doubt he is worth every penny he earns and more. So all we can do is wish him the best for the seasons to come.
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