Josep Guardiola extended his contract with Manchester City for two years on Thursday. The Spaniard is therefore associated with the English top club until the summer of 2023.
Guardiola won Champions League alone with Barcelona
49-year-old Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in 2016, which took him over from Bayern Munich. The trainer signed a five-year contract at the time, which expired next summer.
“Since joining our club, Pep has transformed the style of play and led the team to eight awards,” praises Manchester City his manager. “He has broken a lot of records along the way. Under Guardiola we have won 73.87 percent of our matches and we took a prize every 31 matches.”
Guardiola himself says he feels very at home in Manchester. “From the moment I started here, I have always felt very welcome. The players, staff, supporters and the board have always supported me.”
“That support is the best a trainer could wish for. I have everything I want here to do my job the best I can and I am honored by the confidence that I have had here all these years,” said the trainer.
Guardiola became champions with Manchester City in 2018 and 2019. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Guardiola played more than 260 matches as a midfielder for FC Barcelona, where he also started his coaching career. In 2009 and 2011 he won the Champions League as a trainer with the Catalan club.
In 2013 Guardiola left for Bayern, with which he won three league titles and two national cups. Great successes were not achieved in Europe, although Guardiola won the European Super Cup and the World Cup for clubs in his first season in Germany.
Also at Manchester City, ‘Pep’ only took prizes within the national borders. City became champions twice, won the FA Cup once, the League Cup three times and the Community Shield twice.
City has started the current season with difficulty and is only tenth after seven matches. In the Champions League, the team of Guardiola and Orange international Nathan Aké is the leader in group H with six points from three matches.
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