Pep Guardiola is still very committed to Manchester City and the club plans to maintain continuity, according to club chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
Pep is presently in his 4th season in England and this is equal to the number of years he spent at Barcelona.
His contract runs until 2021 but there have been reports linking him to a return to Bayern Munich, the club he led to 3 successive titles before joining City.
However, after sealing a new $500 million (£388m) private equity investment in the City Football Group, club owner, Al Mubarak has said they plan to keep Pep for a while.
His words, “Pep has been an incredible asset to this organisation. We can speak about his managerial accomplishments for hours,”
“But I think as a person, as an individual, as a friend, he’s been a core part of what we’ve accomplished here over the last three years.
“He’s very committed. We’re committed to him. You’ve seen his interview a couple of days ago.
“We have a great relationship. We have a great environment here. The people around him, the team we have in place today, the relationships I have with them, this is really an environment that’s conducive to success for both him and everyone involved.
“So I’m very satisfied with his commitment and our commitment to him and I’m looking forward to the continuity of this for years to come.”
On the new deal, “I’m very proud of what Raheem has done over the last couple of years.
“His evolution as a player, but more importantly as a person I think has been exceptional.
“He’s become a leader both on and off the pitch. He’s become a leader in this squad at Manchester City, he’s becoming a leader at England serving his country. And I think he’s been a leader in the community.
“I’m so happy for him because I think he’s a wonderful young man and I think his talent, listen, there’s one thing I’m sure of – Raheem is only going to improve and only going to grow as both a player and a leader, so the future is incredibly bright for Raheem and it’s a pleasure to have him as a part of our team.”
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