With just seven months remaining to his deal, Pep Guardiola renewed his deal with Manchester City ending all speculations about his future with the club that is trying to regain the Premier League title from Liverpool.
He has finally committed his future to Manchester City by agreeing the new two-year deal at the club.
There were talks around his stay at the club in the last few months.
Guardiola himself was non-committal over his future at the club, saying in September that he was waiting to see if he “deserved” a new deal.
The new deal for Guardiola, 49, runs to the summer of 2023, stretching his City stay to seven years since his arrival in 2016.
“Ever since I arrived at Manchester City I have been made to feel so welcome in the club and in the city itself – from the players, the staff, the supporters, the people of Manchester and the chairman and owner,” Guardiola said.
Guardiola helped Man City win six major trophies, including two Premier League titles, since he took over.
“The challenge for us is to continue improving and evolving, and I am very excited about helping Manchester City do that,” Guardiola added.
With the new contract extension, it would be Guardiola’s longest stay as a manager, after four years in helm at Barcelona and three at Bayern Munich.
Guardiola also speaks highly of the support from the club during his tenure so far. “Having that kind of support is the best thing any manager can have. I have everything I could possibly want to do my job well and I am humbled by the confidence the owner, chairman, Ferran [Soriano] and Txiki [Begiristain] have shown in me to continue for two more years after this season.