Manchester City have announced that Pep Guardiola has signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the club as manager until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
The 47-year-old Spaniard has won 77 of his 113 games since joining City in June 2016. This gives him a win ratio of more than 68% – and the 32 league wins he managed this season are the most he has achieved in a single campaign, beating the 31 with Barcelona in 2009/10..
This extended contract means it is the longest commitment Guardiola has made, having previously spent four years with Barcelona and three at Bayern Munich and has seen him win 23 major trophies in nine seasons as a manager.
With 12 months remaining on his contract, Guardiola had been in talks with the club regarding an extension for a number of months, before signing the 2 year extension said to be worth around £60million with bonuses.
“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.”
Manchester City FC Chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, said: “We are delighted to announce the extension of Pep’s contract through to 2021. In his two seasons with us, he has fostered an incredible spirit within the squad and significantly contributed to our progress both on and off the field. In doing so he has embodied the passion and commitment we all have for the Club.
“I am very much looking forward to the continued impact of his work and to fulfilling our shared ambitions in the coming seasons.”