Pep Guardiola has signed a three-year contract with Manchester City after Manuel Pellegrini confirmed he is leaving at the end of the season.
Pellegrini broke the news at his press conference ahead of Tuesday night’s clash at Sunderland, while City affirmed they had discussed the job with Guardiola in 2012.
City’s desire to appoint Guardiola had been an open secret and they released a statement on Monday stating he will join the club.
The Premier league club’s statement read:
“Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalized contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC Head Coach for the 2016-17 EPL season onwards.”