Pep Guardiola signs two-year contract extension at Manchester City
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Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year deal which will see him remain in charge of Manchester City as their manager until the summer fo 2023.

Since joining the club in 2016, the Spanish manager has gone on to win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three league cups.

It comes after his current deal was set to expire at the end of this season in what is already his longest stint as a manager since 2008.

Guardiola said on the Manchester City website: “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. 

"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 and Txiki have shown in me to continue for two more years after this season.

“The challenge for us is to continue improving and evolving, and I am very excited and about helping Manchester City do that.”

Since taking the helm at the Sky Blues, the 49-year-old has won a staggering 73.87% of his games, which equates to 181 out of 245 matches.

If Pep sees out the contract extension given until the end of 2023, he will become the second-longest-serving post-war manager of the club, only behind Les McDowall, who took charge of 592 games.

The chairman of the club, Khaldoon Mubarak was very enthusiastic about the new contract and said: “It is testament to the qualities of the man that Pep Guardiola’s passion and intelligent approach are now woven into the very fabric of the football we play and our culture as Club. 

"That impact has been central to our success during his tenure and it is why I am delighted that he shares our view that there is so much more to be achieved both on and off the field.

“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.

“I’m sure all City fans share my delight in this new agreement and in anticipating the exciting opportunities that, with continued hard work, are there to be taken.”

 

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