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Pep Guardiola agrees new contract to stay at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has agreed a new contract with Manchester City.

Guardiola, whose existing deal was due to expire at the end of this season, is understood to have reached agreement in principle with City over a contract extension.

The 49-year-old. who is now in his fifth year at City, has won two Premier League titles, three League Cups and the FA Cup with the Blues, but wants to add the Champions League to that list.

According to those who know Guardiola well, the Spaniard has agreed to a new deal that will see him stay at City beyond the end of the 2021-22 season.

Guardiola is understood to have used the recent international break to decide on his future and is committed to leading City for the foreseeable future, with the remit of winning back the Premier League and landing the club's first Champions League crown.

Guardiola's future had been in doubt, with his current deal up at the end of the current campaign.

And City chiefs have always been adamant that it would be up to the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss to decide his fate.

Guardiola, publicly, has continually stated that he hoped to stay put, but insisted that his work would ultimately make the decision.

He said last month: "I am incredibly happy here. I'm delighted to be in Manchester and I hope I can do a good job this season to stay longer."

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