Football: Pep Guardiola extends Manchester City until 2025

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Spanish manager Pep Guardiola has extended his contract with Manchester City, an English club with which he is now linked, by two years until 2025, in the hope in particular of winning the most prestigious club event: the Champions League.

“I am so happy to stay at Manchester City for two more years,” said the 51-year-old Catalan technician, quoted in the Citizens press release published on Wednesday.

“I am delighted that Pep’s stay at Manchester City is continuing,” said club president Khaldoon al-Mubarak. In office since 2016, Guardiola can now consider completing almost a decade at the head of the Mancunian club, with which he won nine major trophies including four Premier League.

And the former FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach is still hungry: “I always feel that there is more to achieve together, and that’s why I want to stay and keep fighting to win. trophies,” said Pep Guardiola.

“From day one, I felt something special here. I couldn’t be in a better place,” adds the man who already has two Champions League titles to his name, with Barça (2009, 2011). But now, the most prestigious of club competitions still refuses him with Manchester City, with in particular a defeat in the final in 2021 against Chelsea (1-0) in Porto.

The reigning double English champion currently occupies 2nd place in the Premier League, five points behind Arsenal, after 14 days. In C1, the Citizens finished first in their group and will face the Germans of RB Leipzig in the round of 16 on February 22 and March 14. Guardiola has “already gained so much from the success and development” of Manchester City… “It’s exciting to think of what is still possible to achieve in terms of energy, determination and ambition that it broadcasts,” added Khaldoon al-Mubarak.

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