The Premier League membership confirmed in a statement on Thursday that the Catalan had penned a brand new two-year contract with them, guaranteeing that he can be on the helm of Metropolis past the present marketing campaign.
As a coach, Guardiola constructed one of many biggest groups of all time at Barcelona between 2008 and 2012, successful three consecutive La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys, three Spanish Tremendous Cups, two Champions Leagues, two European Tremendous Cups and two Membership World Cups.
Guardiola then spent a 12 months in New York on sabbatical earlier than a three-season stint in Germany with Bayern Munich. He joined Manchester Metropolis in 2016 and has gained two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, three League Cups and two Group Shields on the Etihad Stadium.
Considerably inevitably, he has been requested once more concerning the Barcelona news over Messi’s summer season calls for to depart the membership within the close-season and his future on the membership past this present marketing campaign is now unclear.
“I’ve enormous gratitude for Barcelona and what they’ve completed for me,” Guardiola advised reporters on Friday, as cited by BBC Sport.
“Within the academy, as a participant and a supervisor, they gave me completely every little thing. Proper now Messi is a Barcelona participant and the switch market is in June and July.
“Now we have unbelievable video games and targets and issues we want to obtain. That’s the solely factor in our thoughts. The remainder, I can’t say something.”
It comes after the Messi news that he confirmed he was staying on the Camp Nou for this season, though he clarified that he was lower than comfortable to be doing so, after threatening to depart the membership on a free switch this summer season.
The resignation of membership president Josep Maria Bartomeu has left an influence void on easy methods to cope with contract extensions as interim president Carlos Tusquets is unlikely to barter such a major transfer in his short-term keep, so the membership’s place on his renewal is now missing readability.
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