Guardiola signs new Manchester City deal through 2021
Fresh from winning the Premier League, Pep Guardiola has signed a new Manchester City contract through 2021 to make the strongest long-term commitment of his managerial career.
Completing five years at the Abu Dhabi-owned club would represent Guardiola's longest tenure in a coaching job.
Starting out in top-flight management in 2008, Guardiola spent four years transforming Barcelona into a side that won three Spanish league titles and the Champions League twice among 13 honors.
After taking a sabbatical, Guardiola took charge of Bayern Munich and won the Bundesliga in each of his three years. Leaving Germany before getting burnt out, the coach moved to Manchester in 2016.
Having endured criticism through a trophyless first season, Guardiola completed his second campaign at City this month as a double winner.
After collecting the League Cup in February, City sealed the Premier League with five games to spare and finished with a record 100 points.
"I am so happy and excited. It's a pleasure to be able to work here," Guardiola said Thursday. "I enjoy working with our players every day and we will try to do our best together in the coming years.
"As a manager, you have to feel good to be with the players — and I feel good."
Guardiola's principle target at City is to deliver the club's first Champions League title.
"I will focus on the desire of my players to become a better team and every day that's what I will try to do — to improve on the pitch and improve our players," the 47-year-old Guardiola said.