Guardiola's new Manchester City deal makes him Europe's highest-paid manager


Pep Guardiola has signed a new deal to remain in charge of Manchester City until 2021 after leading the club to the Premier League title in his second season at the helm.

The 47-year-old Spaniard led City to the Premier League title with a record 100 points last season.

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City coach has extended his stay in Man City by another three years as he signed a new contract, the club said via its website on Thursday.

"Sometimes you discover things you previously didn't know, maybe pairing these two players will give you a good midfield movement, something like that".

Along with their record winning margin (19) and points haul, City also set Premier League bests in 2017-18 in terms of goals scored (106), consecutive matches won (18), away victories (16) and overall wins (32).

'Now we have a younger squad with a median age of 23 and we need to preserve taking steps ahead and preserve the degrees we have achieved this season'.

Chief Executive Officer, Ferran Soriano, added: "Pep's contract extension is fantastic news for Manchester City".

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In the top six of the Premier League table, Manchester City earned £149.44 million, United earned £149.77 million, Tottenham £144.45 million, Liverpool £145.90 million, Chelsea £141.71 million and Arsenal £142.04 million.

Guardiola admits that his near-£500m spending spree on a dozen players during his first two years as City boss means his budget will be smaller this summer.

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Last season, Mohamed Salah has been impressive for the Reds scoring 43 goals in all competitions, and his superb form has caught the attention of big clubs in Europe.

"They have produced some football that we have never witnessed in the Premier League before", he said. "We are really looking forward to seeing him develop at City over the coming years".

"The fundamental success of this season is the quality of the players. We are very pleased with the progress".