Guardiola pens new deal with Manchester City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has signed a new long-term contract with the club, it was confirmed on Thursday.

I was very happy in Germany, especially in Munich.

We are going to try every day on the pitch to improve our players.

"Sometimes you discover things you previously didn't know, maybe pairing these two players will give you a good midfield movement, something like that".

As well as winning the title, Guardiola's also led the side to League Cup success this campaign - after finishing his first season in England without a trophy.

"His deal means this is the longest commitment he has made a football club since becoming a manager in 2008", the statement added.

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. From where I want to play, how I want to play, with who I want to play with and how we are doing it.

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Guardiola won the Champions League twice with Barca but City were eliminated by Liverpool in this season's quarter-finals.

Manchester United remain on course to hit their main financial targets for 2017-18 despite being upstaged by local rivals Manchester City in the Premier League.

City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, said: "We are delighted to announce the extension of Pep's contract through to 2021".

Not for the first time this season Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock lost out to Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santos who won the Championship's accolade.

And the Belgian has emerged as the true playmaker of Pep Guardiola's entertaining side with the player collecting the Premier League award for the most assists of the 2017/18 season.

The manager's contract was due to expire at the end of next season, but he has put pen to paper on a contract that adds two more years.

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