Despite Guardiola's success at Barcelona, the FA decided to select an English manager after Fabio Capello's resignation.
However, Guardiola was interested in the job and contacted the FA through a third party, according to the Daily Mail.
The FA then sent messages back stating that they wanted a new manager in charge for Euro 2012.
There was no further contact after that, although the report claims that despite being approached by a number of managers, only English bosses were considered by the FA.
Guardiola is now manager at Bayern Munich.