Pep Guardiola pens new deal with Manchester City until 2025


Pep Guardiola pens new deal with Manchester City until 2025 – which will take his reign to NINE YEARS – then insists he can win MORE silverware with the Premier League champions

  • Pep Guardiola has committed his future to Manchester City, signing until 2025 
  • The Spaniard had seven months remaining on his current deal at the Etihad 
  • However, he has agreed to a two-year extension and wants to win more trophies 

Pep Guardiola has committed his future to Manchester City after agreeing to a two-year extension in a huge boost to the reigning Premier League champions. 

The 51-year-old had seven months left to run on his current deal, leading to concern among City fans that the decorated coach would walk away from the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season. 

However, the four-time Premier League winner has allayed those fears by putting pen to paper on a new deal that will take him to 2025. Guardiola joined City in 2016, meaning he will have been in charge for nine years if he sees out this contract.

Pep Guardiola has committed his future to Manchester City, signing a two-year extension

Guardiola has won all there is to win during his tenure in charge of the club, barring the elusive Champions League trophy. The Spaniard took City to the 2021 final in Portugal, only to lose to Chelsea, and says he can achieve more in Manchester.

‘I am so pleased to be staying at Manchester City for another two years,’ he said.

‘I still have the feeling there is more we can achieve together and that is why I want to stay and continue fighting for trophies.’

Guardiola praised the club’s stability and expressed optimism about City’s future over the next decade.

The Spaniard had seven months remaining on his current deal at the Etihad Stadium

The Spaniard had seven months remaining on his current deal at the Etihad Stadium

However, he believes City can win more under his leadership over the next two years

However, he believes City can win more under his leadership over the next two years

‘I can’t say thank you enough to everyone at the club for trusting me,’ he added. ‘I am happy and comfortable, and I have everything I need to do my job as best as possible.

‘I know the next chapter of this club will be amazing for the next decade. It happened over the last ten years, and it will happen in the next ten years because this club is so stable.

‘From day one I felt something special being here. I cannot be in a better place.’ 

Guardiola has recently spent time in Abu Dhabi and was spotted at the final Grand Prix of the season over the weekend.

The defending league champions will be back in Abu Dhabi early next month for a short warm-weather training camp before restarting an attempt to catch Arsenal in the title race. 

City have won four league titles under Guardiola and are targeting the Champions League

City have won four league titles under Guardiola and are targeting the Champions League

Guardiola's certain future should also provide clarity about the future of Ilkay Gundogan

Guardiola’s certain future should also provide clarity about the future of Ilkay Gundogan

While Guardiola has publicly distanced City from making any January signings, they are expected to back him in the transfer market next summer, with finance available to purchase a central midfielder.

England star Jude Bellingham is among those they are monitoring, although City remain wary of the pulling power of both Real Madrid and Liverpool. 

Guardiola’s extension provides more clarity for Ilkay Gundogan’s future. The Germany midfielder  – whose deal also expires next summer – suggested last week that his own situation is dependent on Guardiola, who is his next door neighbour.

‘The manager’s contract is expiring in the summer, too, so I don’t really know what’s going to happen with him – no-one really knows,’ he said.

‘If you look back to my career then you will see everywhere I was, it was because of the manager that was there.’

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