Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has signed an improved two-year contract with the club, meaning the Spaniard will remain in charge at the Etihad Stadium until 2021.
The news was announced via City’s official website, and Guardiola will enjoy his most extended spell at any club during his managerial career, provided he withstands the entire length of his contract.
Guardiola joined City in 2016 after seeing out his contract at Bayern Munich. Despite last season’s finish of third, Guardiola has overseen City’s rebuilding of the first-team squad and coached the players to a double this season.
Speaking to the club’s website, Guardiola had this to say on the new contract:
“I am so happy and excited. It’s a pleasure to be able to work here,” Guardiola said.
“I enjoy working with our players every day, and we will try to do our best together in the coming years. As a manager, you have to feel good to be with the players – and I feel good.
“I will focus on the desire of my players to become a better team, and every day that’s what I will try to do – to improve on the pitch and improve our players. We have a young squad with an average age of 23, and we want to keep taking steps forward and maintain the levels we’ve achieved this season.”
Guardiola previously only spent three years in Germany with Bayern Munich and four years with Barcelona, so should he stay until the end of his current contract at the Etihad Stadium, Guardiola will have managed City for five seasons.