Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year contract with the club and is set to stay until 2023.
His extension will see him overtake Joe Mercer and put him second on the Clubâs list of longest-serving post-war managers.
Confirming the news, Chairman Khaldoon Mubarak said:
âIt is testament to the qualities of the man that Pep Guardiolaâs passion and intelligent approach are now woven into the very fabric of the football we play and our culture as Club.
“That impact has been central to our success during his tenure and it is why I am delighted that he shares our view that there is so much more to be achieved both on and off the field.
âPepâs 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.
âIâm sure all City fans share my delight in this new agreement and in anticipating the exciting opportunities that, with continued hard work, are there to be taken.â
Guardiola, who is now in his fifth year at Manchester City, has won two Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup with the Blues, but wants to desperately add the Champions League to that list.