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Premier League: Pep Guardiola pens new two-year contract extension at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension at Manchester City after main the membership to the Premier League title.

The Spaniard, who nonetheless had 12 months left on his present deal, has dedicated his future to Metropolis till the top of the 2020-21 season – that means he could have been in cost on the Etihad longer than his two earlier golf equipment Barcelona or Bayern Munich.

The information is an enormous enhance to Metropolis on the finish of a memorable season during which they’ve gained the Premier League and shattered plenty of information together with these for many factors, most wins and most targets. Guardiola’s aspect additionally lifted the Carabao Cup.

‘I’m so completely happy and excited. It is a pleasure to have the ability to work right here,’ Guardiola informed City’s official website. ‘I get pleasure from working with our gamers daily and we are going to attempt to do our greatest collectively within the coming years. As a supervisor, it’s a must to really feel good to be with the gamers – and I really feel good.

‘I’ll give attention to the will of my gamers to turn into a greater staff and daily that is what I’ll attempt to do – to enhance on the pitch and enhance our gamers. 

‘Now we have a younger squad with a median age of 23 and we need to preserve taking steps ahead and preserve the degrees we have achieved this season.’

It is understood that the membership’s Abu Dhabi homeowners have rewarded the 47-year-old coach by rising his wage from £15million-a-year to nearer to £20m.

They’re delighted that Guardiola has agreed to remain longer amid issues {that a} man who had by no means labored at a membership longer than 4 years, and wanted a sabbatical after leaving Barcelona in 2012, would possibly give up on the finish of his preliminary three-year deal on the Etihad.

The difficulty would definitely have turn into a distraction subsequent season as Guardiola entered the ultimate 12 months of his contract, however it has been resolved earlier than he leaves on vacation together with his spouse and three kids. 

Metropolis’s Chief Government Ferran Soriano, who was current on the contract signing alongside director of soccer Txiki Begiristain, added: ‘Pep’s new contract extension is incredible information for Manchester City. 

‘Now we have all been privileged to witness how now we have performed stunning soccer, gained titles, damaged information and reached the unbelievable mark of 100 Premier League factors. 

‘Pep has proven this fashion can succeed within the Premier League in a means it has by no means been completed earlier than.’

Extending Guardiola’s contract will even assist Metropolis to draw their switch targets, with Napoli’s Jorginho and Riyad Mahrez, of Leicester, anticipated to be the most recent gamers by means of the door this summer season. 

Guardiola has secured a win ratio of 68 per cent over his two seasons on the Etihad, amassing 77 victories in 113 matches since becoming a member of in the summertime of 2016.

Metropolis grew to become the primary aspect in Premier League historical past to interrupt the 100-point barrier with their 1-Zero win over Southampton on the ultimate day of the marketing campaign.

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