Manchester City announced a big bit of news on Thursday afternoon, revealing that they had agreed to a two-year contract extension with star manager Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola’s previous contract was set to expire after the end of the current season, leaving many to wonder whether or not the former FC Barcelona coach would look to move elsewhere.
An end was put to that speculation with Thursday’s announcement, as the team revealed that Guardiola will stay under contract until the end of the 2022-23 season.
Guardiola took over for Man City prior to the 2016-17 season and has led the club to two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and three EFL Cup wins.
While he has yet to be able to bring Manchester City its first Champions League trophy, the success that Guardiola has enjoyed with the club has led them to continue on the same path for at least the next two and a half seasons.
The Catalonia native expressed confidence in the upcoming years with the club, stating, “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.”
City will look to use the optimism generated from Guardiola’s new deal to shake off a slow start that has them in 10th place in the Premier League 7 matches into the season.