Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has extended his contract at the club with two more years until the summer of 2023.
Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City in 2016 and since then he has won two Premier League titles, FA Cup and three League Cups.
In total, under Guardiola, City has won 181 of the 245 matches; a win rate of 73.87%.
His five years stay at the club is already the longest commitment he has made to a team since becoming a manager in 2008.
If he sees out the contract, the Spaniard will overtake Joe Mercer and go second on the club’s list of the longest-serving post-war managers behind Les McDowall.
At City, his deal as the manager was to expire at the end of this season but he has extended his contract until the 2023 summer.
Guardiola said, “we have had long talks this week together, we put forward both sides to continue or not and in the end, we decided that the best for all of us is to continue because still, we have the feeling that there is unfinished business and still there is something to do. Continue what we have done in the last few years”.
“I have the desire to help with all the fantastic players we have for the next years. Especially for the fans and we will feel proud of the way we play and the way we win”.
“I would say that at this time, the reason I signed the contract is four our chairman. Especially for the conversations that we had. He convinced me that still, we have to move forward, to try to do it, to continue what we have done in these incredible last four years together”.
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak added, “Pep’s contract extension is the natural next step in a journey which has evolved over many years”.
“It is a product of the mutual trust and respect that exists between him and the entire club. It also goes to the stability and creativity at the heart of our football operations”.
“Importantly it is a validation of the football structure and philosophy that has been built over more than a decade and to which he has contributed so much”.