Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension which can maintain him at Manchester City till 2025, the membership have confirmed.
Guardiola’s deal was as a result of expire in the summertime however City have used the break for the World Cup to finish any doubts over his future. The 51-year-old has gained 4 Premier League titles since arriving from Bayern Munich in 2016 and his new contract will see him attain 9 years in cost.
“I am so pleased to be staying at Manchester City for another two years,” Guardiola mentioned.
“I can’t say thank you enough to everyone at the club for trusting me. I am happy and comfortable, and I have everything I need to do my job as best as possible.
“From day one I felt one thing particular being right here. I can’t be in a greater place. I nonetheless have the sensation there’s extra we are able to obtain collectively and that’s the reason I need to keep and proceed combating for trophies.”
Sources told ESPN that Guardiola has been in Abu Dhabi since Thursday and thrashed out the terms of his new contract at a dinner meeting with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak. City were keen to end speculation over his future by the time the Premier League season resumes following the World Cup over fears that if the situation dragged on, it could overshadow the second half of the campaign.
“I’m delighted that Pep’s journey with Manchester City will proceed,” Khaldoon said.
“He has already contributed a lot to the success and cloth of this organisation, and it is thrilling to suppose what could be attainable given the power, starvation and ambition that he clearly nonetheless has.
“Under his very special leadership our first team has accomplished so much, whilst continuously playing, and constantly evolving, a City style of football that is admired the world over. Like every City fan, I am looking forward to what lies ahead.”
Guardiola’s new deal will take him to the top of the 2024-25 season, a 12 months earlier than the beginning of the 2026 World Cup within the United States, Mexico and Canada. Sources have advised ESPN that Guardiola has not dominated out managing a nationwide group sooner or later and has been linked with roles with Brazil and the USA.