In news that will make the other nineteen Premier League chairman put their head in their hands, Manchester City have agreed an extension to Pep Guardiola’ contract. Now signed up until 2021, he looks set to stay at Manchester City as long as he did at FC Barcelona, in terms of managerial posts.
The club posted the announcement earlier on Thursday via the official club website, saying: “Manchester City are delighted to announce that Pep Guardiola has agreed a two-year contract extension,
“The deal will see him remain as manager for a further three years, until the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
“Guardiola, who joined in the summer of 2016, has just overseen the best season in the Club’s history, winning the Premier League title in record-breaking fashion, in addition to the League Cup which we secured in March after a 3-0 victory over Arsenal at Wembley.
“We became the first side in English football to achieve 100 points in a top-flight campaign – and we also posted the most goals and wins in Premier League history, ensuring our place in the pantheon of great Premier League sides is secure.
“His deal means this is the longest commitment he has made a football Club since becoming a manager in 2008.”
The fact that City add in the final line is just another example of how happy they are with the whole experience. Having seemingly chased Guardiola for many years, his incredible success in Manchester so far shows that he was worth the wait. Now, he looks set to continue his dominance of England for some time.