Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has ended speculation over his future by signing a new two year deal with the Premier League club.
The Spaniard's current contract expires at the end of this season and he has committed now until the summer of 2023.
Guardiola has guided City to two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three League Cups.
So far, the Champions League, which Guardiola won twice with Barcelona, has eluded City. He has never brought the Sky Blues beyond the quarter final stage of Europe's premier club competition.
Under Pep, City have won 181 of 245 games, a win percentage of just under 74 percent.
They broke all records by reaching 100 points in the successful 2017-18 Premier League season.
Guardiola has commented on the news on the Manchester City website:
“Ever since I arrived at Manchester City I have been made to feel so welcome in the Club and in the city itself- from the players, the staff, the supporters, the people of Manchester and the Chairman and Owner. Since then we have achieved a great deal together, scored goals, won games and trophies, and we are all very proud of that success.
“Having that kind of support is the best thing any manager can have. I have everything I could possibly want to do my job well and I am humbled by the confidence the Owner, Chairman, Ferran and Txiki have shown in me to continue for two more years after this season.
“The challenge for us is to continue improving and evolving, and I am very excited and about helping Manchester City do that.”
One point of interest is the future of unsettled Barcelona star Lionel Messi. That his former manager is going to remain in the Premier League is an interesting sub plot when it comes to seeing whether Messi finishes his career in Spain, or somewhere else.