Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has agreed a new two-year deal at Manchester City, keeping him at the Etihad Stadium until the end of the 2024/25 season.
The Spaniard has ushered in the most successful period of the Manchester club’s history, winning four Premier League titles in the last five years as well as four league cups and an FA Cup since he arrived at the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign.
However, his contract is up in 2023 as it stands, and Guardiola has previously suggested that he may take some time out of the game rather than extend his time at the Etihad, 12 months ago, he told Brazilian media that “after seven years on this team, I think I’m going to have a stop. I’m going to have to take a break.”
But, it appears as though he has u-turned on that claim, with the Athletic now reporting that he has agreed in principle a contract extension to keep him with the club until the end of 2025.
“The deal will be structured as an initial one-year deal, with both club and manager holding an option for a further season”, they report, meaning that the Spaniard could still walk away in 2024 should he wish.
However, he is yet to lift the Champions League trophy with Manchester City, despite his side widely regarded as one of the best in Europe and having reached the final in the 2020/21 campaign.
It could well be that, should he be able to lift the elusive silverware, he could end his City tenure early. Meanwhile, his focus will firmly be on this season in the meantime, with his side five points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal as they look to defend their crown once more.