Pep Guardiola has signed a contract extension at Manchester City which will keep him as manager of the club until 2021.
The 47-year-old Spaniard led City to the Premier League title with a record 100 points last season.
This deal is the longest commitment the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has made to a club since starting his managerial career in 2008.
“I am so happy and excited. It’s a pleasure to be able to work here,” he said.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 17, 2018
Guardiola began his coaching career as manager of Barcelona B, and in 2008 he succeeded Frank Rijkaard as the first-team manager.
In his first season as manager, Guardiola guided Barcelona to a treble, winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League.
In doing so, Guardiola became the youngest manager to win the Champions League. The following season, Guardiola led Barcelona to win the Supercopa de España, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and a second La Liga title.
In 2011, after leading Barcelona to another La Liga, Supercopa de España and UEFA Champions League, Guardiola was awarded the Catalan Parliament’s Gold Medal, their highest honour.
That same year, Guardiola was also named the FIFA World Coach of the Year.
In Guardiola’s fourth season, he won the Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the Supercopa de España. On 30 June 2012, Guardiola announced his departure from Barcelona.
After a sabbatical period, Bayern Munich announced on 16 January 2013 that Guardiola would join the club as manager for the 2013–14 season following the retirement of Jupp Heynckes.
In his first season at the club, Guardiola won the Bundesliga, the DFB-Pokal, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
He won seven trophies during his tenure at Bayern, winning the Bundesliga all three seasons he was there, including two domestic doubles.
He left Bayern for Manchester City in July 2016 and guided them to the Premier League title in his second season as manager, breaking numerous domestic records.
As a manager, Guardiola has won 24 trophies since the start of his managing career, making him one of the most successful managers in world football.
Guardiola also holds the record for the most consecutive league wins in La Liga, Bundesliga and the Premier League.
He is considered by a number of players, coaches, and commentators to be one of the best managers in the world.