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Manchester City to confirm new Pep Guardiola contract

Graeme Bailey
Pep Guardiola is extending his stay at Manchester City
Pep Guardiola is extending his stay at Manchester City / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Manchester City are set to announce that Pep Guardiola has finalised a new contract with the club, 90min understands.

90min revealed at the start of November that Guardiola had agreed terms in principle on a new two-year deal, and that City were confident of finalising the contract by the end of the year.

City sources have now confirmed to 90min that an agreement has been finalised with their manager to continue and extend his spell at the Etihad Stadium.

The 51-year-old took charge of City in 2016 and has won four Premier League titles since, so there was understandable worry among fans that he could leave in the near future.

But he won't be walking away anytime soon as Guardiola is set to stay with City, embracing his new-look side led by Norwegian goalscoring sensation Erling Haaland.

Guardiola, who has admitted he does have ideas for life after City, revealed in the summer just why he was so happy at the club.

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"I’ve been since the day one, incredibly comfortable, for all the departments in the club and for the hierarchy of course, but especially working with these players," he said.

"What can I say for the people on the street, in the stadium, how they take care of me and my family. That’s why I’m in the seventh season here. I didn’t expect it when we arrived.

"It is because I’m comfortable and importantly because we won a lot, and when you win a lot, that helps to continue, because this club right now, I’m sorry for the future, the standards are there, and all of us, we have to fight to maintain it there.

"The people, our fans, will live for the memories, they’ll live, it’s so nice, we enjoy together, but this season, our fans want more.

"They are hungry to see good football games and enjoy them. I’m pretty sure the fans want to win the Premier League, but they want it every weekend, we want to have the stadium, our fans, when we are away, they are exceptional every time we go away, they want to see the team playing good, enjoying and represent our club as best as possible, and this is our target."