Pep Guardiola has committed to a longer stay with Manchester City after signing a new deal for a further three seasons at the club until 2021.
The Spaniard led Manchester City to a record breaking title-winning season last term and would have entered the final year of his original contract at the start of next season before news of his two year contract extension became public.
Guardiola, who was also named League Manager’s Association and Premier League Manager of the Year only a few days ago, should be extending his stay in Manchester to a fifth year – the longest he has spent in charge of any club.
The City boss was obviously delighted to extend his say and said: “I am so happy and excited. It’s a pleasure to be able to work here.
“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.
“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.”
Manchester City FC Chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, said: “We are delighted to announce the extension of Pep’s contract through to 2021.
In his two seasons with us, he has fostered an incredible spirit within the squad and significantly contributed to our progress both on and off the field. In doing so he has embodied the passion and commitment we all have for the Club.
“I am very much looking forward to the continued impact of his work and to fulfilling our shared ambitions in the coming seasons.”
Chief Executive Officer, Ferran Soriano, added: “Pep’s contract extension is fantastic news for Manchester City.
“We have all been privileged to witness how we have played beautiful football, won titles, broken records and reached the incredible mark of 100 Premier League points.
“Pep has shown this style can succeed in the Premier League in a way it has never been done before.
“This season has been another step of our strategic plan and the continuous effort to improve the football we play. We are very pleased with the progress.
“There is more work to do and having Pep committed to Manchester City for the next three seasons gives us the stability to be able to continue our journey to beautiful football and success for the Club.”