Manchester City have received a massive boost ahead of their Premier League trip to face Tottenham Hotspur at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend after their manager committed his long-term future to the club. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2023.
His future at the Etihad Stadium was in serious doubt until the signing of a new contract as confirmed by the club via their various social media portals on Thursday. Guardiola had some months left and that led to talks of Mauricio Pochettino taking over from him as the Manchester City boss if he opts to leave next summer. Pochettino, a reported managerial target for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Manchester City has not been without a club since his dismissal from Spurs one year ago.
Pep Guardiola is considered to be one of the best managers in the world and the Spaniard had never spent more than three years in a managerial job until now. He’s in his fifth season at Manchester City and has now signed up for two years more. The doubts over his managerial future at City also led to talks of him being named the Juventus manager especially in the summer. Guardiola was tipped to replace the sacked Maurizio Sarri at Juventus before the Old Lady went for the inexperienced Andrea Pirlo, a club legend.
Guardiola spent three years as the Barcelona manager from 2009 to 2012 having been promoted from the Barcelona B team. He also spent three years at German champions Bayern Munich between 2013 and 2016 before taking up the Manchester City job at the end of his three-year stay at the Allianz Arena. He has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup title and three Capital One Cup titles during his stay at Manchester City till date.