Manchester city manager Pep Guardiola whose existing deal was due to expire at the end of this season has agreed on two-year contract at Man City until 2023.
Now, with Guardiola to remain as City manager for another two-and-a-half years, the Catalan has challenged the club to continue growing and improving in all areas.
His extension will see him overtake Joe Mercer and put him second on the Etihad’s list of longest-serving post-war managers. Guardiola, who is now in his fifth year at Manchester City, has won two Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup with the Blues, but wants to desperately add the Champions League to that list.
Confirming the news, 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.
Speaking for the first time since signing his new deal, Guardiola said: “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.
The challenge for us is to continue improving and evolving, and I am very excited and about helping Manchester City do that.”
“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.”
But with City currently tenth in the league and six points off the top, Guardiola has committed his long-term future. In a statement released by the club, Guardiola