After lots of wrangling and bickering comes the announcement. Manchester City has formally confirmed the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola as their manager on a three-year deal.
The game’s most coveted and glamorous coach Pep Guardiola will be taking charge of City on July 1. The former Spanish international was linked to a move to Manchester City for a long time. Guardiola himself revealed that he wants to leave Bayern Munich after this season, according to Real GM.
Finally, the confirmation came from City’s side.
Pep Guardiola will replace 62-year-old Manuel Pellegrini as City boss. A statement issued by the club confirms that Pellegrini is content with the decision.
The club also revealed the contractual negotiations with the current Bayern Munich coach as “a recommencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012,” as reported by the BBC.
Pellegrini succeeded Roberto Mancini in 2013 and guided the club to a domestic double crown, including the prestigious English Premier League title. The 45-year-old Spanish coach will be chasing the Chilean’s 64 wins in 99 Premiership games, a record only Jose Mourinho eclipsed as Chelsea boss. The Portuguese won 73 of his first 99 games.