Pep Guardiola Extends Contract with Manchester City
Former Bayern Munich and Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has finally decided his future with Manchester City. The manager has signed a new two-year deal that will see him remain as Manchester City manager until the summer of 2023.
The 49-year-old has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three League Cups in his four years at the club. Pep Guardiola told City’s website: “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.” The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of this season. Pep Guardiola has not stayed in any club for more than three years, Manchester City is the longest commitment he has made to a team since becoming a manager in 2008.
Manchester City has won 181 of the 245 matches under Guardiola, a win rate of 73.87%. City Chairman Khaldoon Mubarak said: “Pep’s contract extension is the natural next step in a journey which has evolved over many years.”
“It is a product of the mutual trust and respect that exists between him and the entire club. It also goes to the stability and creativity at the heart of our football operations. “Importantly it is a validation of the football structure and philosophy that has been built over more than a decade and to which he has contributed so much.”