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Pep Guardiola signs new Man City deal

Pep Guardiola signs new Man City deal
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Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year deal with Manchester City which will keep the Spaniard till the summer of 2023, extending his stay in Manchester to seven years from his arrival in 2016. 

Since joining Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has had a transformational effect on the Club’s playing style and has guided the team to eight major trophies, setting a series of significant records along the way.

In total, the team has won 181 of the 245 matches under him – a win rate of 73.87 percent – winning a piece of silverware every 31 games he has overseen.

Pep’s current five-year stay is already the longest commitment he has made to a football Club since becoming a manager in 2008 – and this extension will see him overtake Joe Mercer and put him second on the Club’s list of longest-serving post-war managers.

Confirming the news, Manchester City Chairman Khaldoon Mubarak said: “It is testament to the qualities of the man that Pep Guardiola’s passion and intelligent approach are now woven into the very fabric of the football we play and our culture as Club.  That impact has been central to our success during his tenure and it is why I am delighted that he shares our view that there is so much more to be achieved both on and off the field.

“Pep’s contract extension is the natural next step in a journey which has evolved over many years.  It is a product of the mutual trust and respect that exists between him and the entire Club.  It also goes to the stability and creativity at the heart of our football operations.  Importantly it is a validation of the football structure and philosophy that has been built over more than a decade and to which he has contributed so much.

“I’m sure all City fans share my delight in this new agreement and in anticipating the exciting opportunities that, with continued hard work, are there to be taken.”

And Pep Guardiola spoke of his delight at signing the deal, saying: “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.  Since then we have achieved a great deal together, scored goals, won games and trophies, and we are all very proud of that success.

“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 and Txiki have shown in me to continue for two more years after this season.

“The challenge for us is to continue improving and evolving, and I am very excited and about helping Manchester City do that.”

Guardiola’s achievements

In 11 full seasons as a manager, Guardiola has collected an incredible 29 major trophies. 

He spent four seasons in charge of Barcelona, where he won 14 major trophies, including the Club’s first ever treble in his first year in charge.

After a year’s sabbatical in New York, he took the reins at Bayern Munich in 2013, where he added a further seven trophies to his CV whilst revolutionising the Bavarians’ style of play.

And after a season of transition in his first year at City, the 2017-18 campaign was the best in the Club’s history as Guardiola’s side set a plethora of new English top-flight and Premier League records, including winning the title with 100 points – the most ever collected.

In 2018-19 the Cityzens became the first side to win a clean-sweep of domestic honours, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield.

His full record as a manager:

Barcelona (2008-12): La Liga (3), Copa del Rey (2), Spanish Super Cup (3), Champions League (2), Super Cup (2), Club World Cup (2)

Bayern Munich (2013-16): Bundesliga (3), DFB-Pokal (2), UEFA Super Cup (1), FIFA Club World Cup (1)

Manchester City (2016-present): Premier League (2), FA Cup (1), League Cup (3), Community Shield (2)

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