Man City are the Premier League champions!
Repercussions from Man City winning the Premier League title have been discussed in the Times on Tuesday.
Man City were crowned champions thanks to the failure of Man United against West Brom.
A Jay Rodriguez goal at Old Trafford last weekend sunk United. As a result City’s title dreams were wrapped up.
Tottenham & Liverpool collect
Two clubs who have benefitted from Man City’s success are Tottenham and Liverpool.
Both Spurs and the Reds have collected bonus payments from City following their Premier League triumph. As reported in the Times:
Tottenham Hotspur will earn £1.5 million from City’s title win due to a clause they inserted into Kyle Walker’s £54 million transfer to City last summer.
Liverpool are due £1 million under the terms of Raheem Sterling’s move to City three years ago, while Sane’s former club Schalke will receive €500,000 (£432,000).
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Pep Guardiola’s new Man City deal
The big Man City story in the Times on Tuesday, however, centres on Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola agreed a three year deal when he moved to the Sky Blues from Bayern Munich.
But the Sky Blues are now trying to keep the Catalans coach for longer. City want Guardiola to agree a one-year extension that would keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2020.
Will Pep sign on? As reported in the Times, the indications are optimistic according to those close to the City manager:
Martí Perarnau, Guardiola’s biographer, says that the former Bayern Munich coach is likely to extend his present deal. “My opinion is that Pep will stay more than one more season,” Perarnau told the 93:20 podcast.
“He will want Manchester City to be a European giant like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern.”