Pep Guardiola has agreed a two-year contract extension at Manchester City, keeping him until 2025 as Premier League champions.
The Spaniard’s contract was due to expire at the end of the 2022/23 season, but his renewal is likely to see him spend at least nine seasons at the Manchester club – five more than he spent at Barcelona and six more. more than at Bayern Munich.
According Athleticism (opens in a new tab)youThe deal is structured as an initial one-year deal, with Guardiola and Manchester City having the option of agreeing for an additional season. This means that either party could also choose to part ways in 2024, if they so choose.
It is believed that he will also be involved in transfer targets and contract decisions regarding his players as part of the deal.
Guardiola joined Man City ahead of the 2016/17 season, replacing Manuel Pellegrini in the dugout. He has since won four Premier League titles at the club, including amassing 100 points in the 2017/18 season.
The 51-year-old also led the side to an FA Cup victory in 2019 and four League Cup titles, but the Champions League has proven woefully elusive so far. A defeat in the final of the competition in 2021 against Chelsea is the closest in Man City’s history but, with the arrival of Erling Haaland, the trophy now seems inevitable.
Guardiola has signed his contract extension with Man City who are currently second in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Arsenal. They also know they will face RB Leipzig in the Champions League Round of 16 in the new year.
With domestic football on hiatus due to the 2022 World Cup, Guardiola traveled on Sunday to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Also with the Manchester City owner from Abu Dhabi, he is believed to have discussed his future plans with Khaldoon Al Mubarak while there.