Guardiola Extends Manchester City Contract Until 2021

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Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension to remain as manager of Manchester City, the Premier League champions have confirmed.

Under the 47-year-old City became the first side in English top-flight history to break the 100-point barrier as they romped to last season's title.

This deal is the longest commitment Guardiola has made a football club since taking charge of Barcelona in 2008.

 

“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.”