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Pep Guardiola signs a new long-term deal at Man City

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City
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The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach has extended his stay at the Etihad for two more seasons.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension until June 2025.

After talking to his family, Guardiola decided to commit his future to the Premier League club. The 51-year-old explained it was an easy decision from a sporting perspective, highlighting the support system he enjoys in Manchester.

“There is a family part [to the decision]. This one [contract renewal] I involved my family more than ever because it has already been seven years and will be nine years [at the end of the new contract],” Guardiola told the club’s media.

“It’s important to have the feeling they support me in those decisions.

“In terms of sporting ways, it was one second, the decision. I cannot be in a better place because in these seven years we were in bad, bad moments and the organization, starting with Khaldoon Al Mubarak, the CEO Ferran Soriano, of course Txiki [Begiristain] and Omar [Berrada], the people close to me – how they support me in these bad moments, that is what really counts.

“You can win once in a period at a club. When you win a lot, it is impossible to do it without the support of your hierarchy. From day one, I felt something special being here. I know the conversations I have with our chairman Khaldoon and the people every day.

“All you do is your best. I have done that since day one and I will do it until the end.”

Guardiola has been at the Etihad since July 2016, winning 276 of his 374 matches (D43 L55) in charge. City have won 11 trophies under his guidance, including four Premier League titles.