Pep Guardiola signs two-year Manchester City extension

Manchester City have confirmed that manager Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year extension with the club that will keep him at the Etihad until 2021.

Guardiola, 47, arrived in England last season and led City to third, 15 points off champions Chelsea.

However his City team bulldozed their way to the title this season, becoming the first team to reach 100 points in the Premier League, scoring 106 goals in the process.

Guardiola’s initial contract was only for three years but he has hinted in the past that he would want to stay at City for longer.

And he has now put pen to paper on a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2021.

“We are delighted to announce the extension of Pep’s contract through to 2021,” club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in a statement on City’s website.

If Guardiola sees out the deal, it will represent his longest spell in charge of one club. He managed Barcelona from 2008-12 and spent three years in charge of Germany’s Bayern Munich before joining City.

“I am so happy and excited. It’s a pleasure to be able to work here,” said Guardiola, who was named Manager of the Year by League Managers Association on Tuesday. “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.”

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