On Thursday Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager signed a contract extension with the Premier League Champions to 2021.

The Spanish professional football coach, Guardiola, joined City in 2016 on a three-year contract and led them to the Premier League title this year, ahead of Manchester United who is at the second-place by 19 points.

City became the first top-flight club to collect 100 points in a season and broke records for a goal scored in a Premier League campaign (106), the most victories and best goal difference.

The club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in a statement on City’s website that they take great pleasure in declaring Pep’s extension contract up to 2021.

He also said that during his two seasons with them he has fuelled an incredible courage in the team and significantly contributed to their progress both on and off the field. In doing so he embodied the passion and commitment that everyone has for the club.

If Guardiola stays until the end of the contract then it will represent his longest span in charge of one club. Before joining City, the 47-year-old manager managed Barcelona from 2008-12 and spent three-years in charge of Germany’s Bayern Munich.

“I am so happy and excited. It’s a pleasure to be able to work here,” said Guardiola, who was named Manager of the Year by League Managers Association on Tuesday. “As a manager, you have to feel good to be with the players – and I feel good.

“I will focus on the desire of my players to become a better team and every day that’s what I will try to do – to improve on the pitch and improve our players.”

In this year City also won the League Cup, giving Guardiola 23 major trophies in total in nine seasons as a manager, but they lost at the quarter-final stage by Premier League opponent Liverpool and got out of the Champions League.

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