Pep Guardiola Signs New Manchester City Deal

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until 2021.

The Spaniard, whose new contract expires in 2021, had one year left to run on his previous deal which he signed upon arrival from Bayern Munich in June 2016.

“I am so happy and excited. It’s a pleasure to be able to work here,” said Guardiola in a statement on Thursday.

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“I enjoy working with our players every day and we will try to do our best together in the coming years. As a manager, you have to feel good to be with the players – and I feel good.

“I will focus on the desire of my players to become a better team and every day that’s what I will try to do – to improve on the pitch and improve our players.

“We have a young squad with an average age of 23 and we want to keep taking steps forward and maintain the levels we’ve achieved this season.”

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Guardiola’s side won the League Cup in 2018, beating Arsenal 3-0 in the final, before claiming the league title by 19 points from rivals Manchester United.

Club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak is delighted to have tied the Spaniard down to a new long-term contract.

He said: “In his two seasons with us, he has fostered an incredible spirit within the squad and significantly contributed to our progress both on and off the field. In doing so he has embodied the passion and commitment we all have for the Club.

“I am very much looking forward to the continued impact of his work and to fulfilling our shared ambitions in the coming seasons.”

City scored 106 goals and claimed 32 wins, both Premier League records, as they dropped only 14 points in the league all season.

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