Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension worth £20m per season that will keep him at Manchester City until the summer of 2025. And Guardiola says he is ready to lay the foundations for an “incredible decade” for City after compromising his future. to the club.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager has been at City since 2016, winning 11 trophies, and has agreed two more seasons at the Etihad as he looks to achieve even more success. Guardiola’s existing contract was due to expire at the end of the current season, but the 51-year-old is not going anywhere.
Guardiola has won four Premier League titles since joining City in 2016. He insisted the club could be on the cusp of a golden period and admitted he couldn’t resist being a part of it.
“I know that the next chapter of this club will be amazing for the next decade. It happened in the last ten years and it will happen in the next 10 years because this club is very stable,” he said. “From the first day I felt something special being here. I can’t be in a better place.
“I still have the feeling that we can achieve more together and that’s why I want to stay and keep fighting for trophies.” Guardiola met City owner Sheikh Mansour in Abu Dhabi and signed a contract worth more than £20m a year. The agreement replicates the structure of the agreement he signed in November 2020 with a 12-month extension and the option of an additional year.
Guardiola’s renewed commitment is a boost for the club as they look to start work in the second half of this season after the World Cup. President Khaldoon Al Mubarak expressed his satisfaction at having persuaded Guardiola to continue his work in Manchester.
“He has already contributed so much to the success and structure of this organization, and it’s exciting to think about what could be possible given the energy, hunger and ambition that he clearly still has,” he said.
“Under his very special leadership, our first team has achieved much, while continually playing and constantly evolving, a style of city football that is admired around the world.” Al Mubarak added: “Like all City fans, I’m looking forward to what’s next.”
City sit five points behind league leaders Arsenal in second place after 14 games of the Premier League season. They have also qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League, where they will face RB Leipzig in the round of 16.
And Guardiola, who has just signed his new contract, has warned the likes of Premier League leaders Arsenal and longtime rivals Liverpool that City have unfinished business with him. The Catalan coach said: “I have everything I need to do my job to the best of my ability. I have the support. We discuss a lot what we can do better. We have to do better. I love my job and I have everything to do. Now I can’t be in one place better.
“The moment I don’t feel that, for family reasons, or I have achieved everything I want to achieve, or I don’t feel comfortable with the team, or it is not a pleasure to fight for another Premier League, when these feelings disappear, I will become aside”.
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