Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s manager, has penned a new two year deal that will keep him at the club till the summer of 2023.
Before now, the Spaniard had only 7 months left on his contract, but with the extension, he has buried rumours concerning his future.
The former Bayern Munich boss has already won 6 major honours since arriving at the Etihad in 2016. By the summer of 2023, when his contract ends, the 49 year old would have served his longest term as a manager, haven previously managed boyhood club, Barcelona for 4 years and perennial German Champions, Bayern Munich for 3 years.
After signing the deal, Pep said, “Ever since I arrived at Manchester City I have been made to feel so welcome in the club and in the city itself – from the players, the staff, the supporters, the people of Manchester and the chairman and owner,” Guardiola said.
“Since then we have achieved a great deal together, scored goals, won games and trophies, and we are all very proud of that success.
“Having that kind of support is the best thing any manager can have. I have everything I could possibly want to do my job well and I am humbled by the confidence the owner, chairman, Ferran [Soriano] and Txiki [Begiristain] have shown in me to continue for two more years after this season.”
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