Pep Guardiola has committed his future to Manchester City after agreeing to a two-year extension in a huge boost to the reigning Premier League champions.

The 51-year-old had seven months left to run on his current deal, leading to concern among City fans that the decorated coach would walk away from the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season.

However, the four-time Premier League winner has allayed those fears by putting pen to paper on a new deal that will take him to 2025. Guardiola joined City in 2016, meaning he will have been in charge for nine years if he sees out this contract.

Guardiola has won all their is to win during his tenure in charge of the club, barring the elusive Champions League trophy. The Spaniard took City to the 2021 final in Portugal, only to lose to Chelsea, and says he can achieve more in Manchester.

‘I am so pleased to be staying at Manchester City for another two years,’ he said.

‘I still have the feeling there is more we can achieve together and that is why I want to stay and continue fighting for trophies.’

Guardiola praised the club’s stability and expressed optimism about City’s future over the next decade.

‘I can’t say thank you enough to everyone at the club for trusting me,’ he added. ‘I am happy and comfortable, and I have everything I need to do my job as best as possible.

‘I know the next chapter of this club will be amazing for the next decade. It happened over 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 being here. I cannot be in a better place.’

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