Guardiola signs a new contract with City!

Manchester City are delighted to announce that Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year contract.

His latest contract means he will remain at the Etihad until the summer of 2025.

GuardiolaThe time spent at City is loaded with success. He has won 11 major trophies so far, including four of the last five Premier League titles.

In all competitions, he won 271 of the 374 matches he oversaw, giving him a remarkable winning percentage of 72.4%. City scored 921 goals in that period, at an average of 2.46 goals per game.

Indeed, his 374 games in charge mean just behind Les McDowall – who managed 587 between 1950 and 1963 – on City’s list of longest-serving post-war managers.

Confirming the news, club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “I am delighted that Pep’s journey with Manchester City Football Club is continuing. He has already contributed so much to the success and fabric of this organisation, and it’s exciting to think about what might be possible given the energy, thirst and ambition he still has.

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“Under his very special leadership, our first team has achieved so much, while continuously playing and constantly evolving, a style of City football that is admired around the world. Like all City fans, I look forward to looking forward to what awaits us.

And Guardiola spoke of his joy at remaining city manager until the summer of 2025.

“I’m so happy to stay at Manchester City for another two years,” he said.

“I can’t thank everyone at the club enough for trusting me. I’m happy and comfortable here. I have everything I need to do my job as well as possible.

“I know the next chapter of this club will be amazing for the next decade. It happened in the last ten years, and it will happen in the next ten years because this club is so stable.

“From day one, I felt something special here. I couldn’t be in a better place.

“I still feel like we can do more together and that’s why I want to stay and keep fighting for trophies.”

Everyone at Manchester City would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Pep on his new contract and wish him every success for the rest of his time here.

Guardiola at City: Demanding standards and unprecedented success

Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in the summer of 2016 with an established reputation as the world’s pre-eminent manager after overseeing glittering spells of success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

But few could have predicted the consistent brilliance of his City side.

After a transitional season that saw Guardiola start implementing his ideas and addressing key areas of the team, City have been a winning machine. Eleven national trophies over the past five full seasons testify to the quality of its ideas and innovations.

Two seasons stand out above all others: the 2017/18 season which saw City win the Premier League titles by 100 points, and the 2018/19 campaign in which we became the first team in footballing history English to win the four national trophies. .

The Centurions season saw City set a blizzard of new Premier League records, including most points (100), wins (32) and goals (106) in a single season, and the biggest margin of victory (19 points) never registered.

To follow that up with 98 points the following year as we wiped the slate clean of English football’s top prizes was something special. 198 points over two seasons was a significant raise in the bar.

Indeed, City have now won four of the last five Premier League titles. Such dominance in a competition widely regarded as the toughest and most competitive in world football is rarely seen.

The stats throughout GuardiolaSix and a half seasons in English football underscore City’s remarkable supremacy.

We have taken 38 points more in the Premier League than closest rivals Liverpool during his tenure – and 105 points more than third-placed Chelsea.

We are also top in terms of possession (67%), passes completed (146, 631), goals (605) and goals conceded (196).

Of the 119 managers to have taken charge of at least 50 Premier League games, Guardiola has the most points per game (2.4), the highest winning percentage (74%), the most goals per game (2.5) and the fewest goals conceded per game (0.8).

And all the success was built on the unity and solidarity created by Guardiola. His entire back office team feels empowered – he surrounds himself with experts who will challenge him when necessary – and he makes sure that every member of his team has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

It is this humility that makes him the most extraordinary football manager in the world.

Guardiola and City feel inextricably linked, its exacting standards being the driving force behind our brilliant period of success. It’s a marriage that will now last another two years.

Guardiola’s trophy record

Barcelona (2008-12)

La Liga (3), Copa del Rey (2), Spanish Super Cup (3), Champions League (2), Super Cup (2), Club World Cup (2)

Bayern Munich (2013-16)

Bundesliga (3), DFB-Pokal (2), UEFA Super Cup (1), FIFA Club World Cup (1)

Manchester City (2016–present)

Premier League (4), FA Cup (1), League Cup (4), Community Shield (2)

Pep’s City tenure so far

Play: 374

Won: 271

Drawn: 49

Lost: 54

For: 921

Versus: 309

Winning percentage: 72.4%.

Goals per game: 2.46

Trophies: 11

Club records under Pep

City’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Everton in March 2021 set a new club record of 17 consecutive away matches without defeat.

City’s 3-1 win over Watford in December 2021 set a new club record for top-flight league wins in a calendar year (31).

City’s 1-0 victory over Chelsea in September was Pep’s 221st as boss – more than any other manager in the club’s history.

English football/Premier League records under Pep

Leroy Sane’s second goal in a 2-0 win over Manchester United in April 2019 was our 157e in all competitions in the 2018/19 season – a new all-time high for an English top club.

City have won our nine competitive matches in January, the most by a team in English football’s top four tiers in a single month since the Football League was founded in 1888.

City’s 3-1 win at Everton in February 2021 set a new English 10-game top-flight league win at the start of a year.

City’s 2-0 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach in February 2021 set a new top-flight English record for consecutive away wins (12).

City’s 2-1 victory over West Ham in February 2021 was our 20e consecutive victory in all competitions – a top-flight English record.

Our victory over Newcastle in May 2021 set a new record for the most consecutive away league wins in the history of the top four tiers of English football (12).

City’s 4-0 win over Newcastle in December 2021 was our 34e of that calendar year – a new English football record for the most top-flight wins in a calendar year. It was also our 18e away league win of the year – more than any other top side has achieved in English football history.

European/Champions League records under Pep

City’s 7-0 victory over Schalke in the second leg of the 2018/19 round of 16 in March 2019 tied the record for the biggest winning margin in a Champions League knockout tie.

City’s 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in May 2021 set a new record for the longest winning streak by an English side in Europe’s elite club competition (since equaled by Liverpool in 2022) .

Manchester City’s 6-3 win over RB Leipzig in September 2021 saw us become the fastest English team in history to reach 50 Champions League wins.

Pep’s personal records at City

Pep Guardiola became the first visiting manager to win his first three Premier League games at Old Trafford after City beat United 2-0 in April 2019.

Guardiola became the fastest manager in Premier League history to earn 500 points when City drew 1-1 with Southampton in January 2022 (his 213th game.)

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