Fresh off a Premier League and EFL Cup double, Manchester City manager announced that they had got Pep Guardiola to put pen to paper a contract extension till 2021.
“Manchester City Football Club are delighted to announce that manager Pep Guardiola has signed a contract extension keeping him at the Club until 2021,” the club stated.
Guardiola, who previously managed Barcelona and Bayern Munich, arrived at the Etihad in the summer of 2016, having agreed to a three-year contract with the Sky Blues.
“I am so happy and excited. It’s a pleasure to be able to work here,” a visibly excited Guardiola gushed.
While success didn’t come his way in the first season, City did play attractive football and despite getting plenty of criticism, the Catalan manager seemed determined to prove himself in the English top-flight.
And that’s exactly what he did in the 2017-18 season as his Citizens side dominated the Premier League in an unforeseen manner, becoming the first side in history to reach the 100-point mark.
“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.”
While they couldn’t end the season undefeated, their side is now widely regarded as one of the finest in Premier League history due to the fact that they broke umpteen records all the while playing some breathtaking football.
“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,” the Catalan tactician added.