Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year deal, making him Manchester City manager until 2023.

Guardiola has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three League Cups since joining in 2016.

“We have achieved a great deal together, scored goals, won games and trophies, and we are all very proud of that success“, the Spanish professional football manager told City’s website.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager’s previous deal was set to expire at the end of this season.

Guardiola’s current five-year stay is already the longest commitment he has made to a team.

If he sees out the contract, the Spaniard will overtake Joe Mercer and go second on the club’s list of longest-serving post-war managers, behind Les McDowall, who took charge of 592 games between 1950 and 1963.

In total, City have won 181 of the 245 matches under Guardiola, a win rate of 73.87%.

Guardiola said: “We have had long talks this week together, we put [forward] both sides – to continue or not – and in the end we decided that the best for all of us is to continue because still we have the feeling that there is unfinished business and still there is something to do: continue what we have done in the last [few] years.

“I have the desire to help with all the fantastic players we have for the next years, especially for the fans – and we will feel proud of the way we play and the way we win.

“I would say that at this time, the reason I signed the contract is for our chairman. Especially for the conversations that we had. He convinced me that still we have to move forward, to try to do it, to continue what we have done in these incredible last four years together.”

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