Manchester City have today announced that Pep Guardiola will be the new boss on July 1, after he signed a three-year contract. The news doesn’t come as a surprise, as it was quite evident that Guardiola will be the new boss, after he announced that he’ll be leaving Bayern Munich in the summer.
This news might be a big blow to Manchester United, who might be also looking to replace Louis Van Gaal in the summer, but it now seems they have to look elsewhere, if they decide to part ways with Louis Van Gaal.
Recently, Guardiola has publicly admitted his desire to manage a club in the Premier League, and there were a lot of interested clubs, but a move to Manchester City always looked likely.
A statement issued by Manchester City on Monday said: “Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalised contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC Head Coach for the 2016/17 EPL season onwards.
“The contract is for three years. These negotiations were a re-commencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012. Out of respect for Manuel Pellegrini and the players, the Club wishes to make its decision public to remove the unnecessary burden of speculation.
“Manuel, who is fully supportive of the decision to make this communication, is entirely focused on achieving his targets for the season ahead and retains the respect and commitment of all involved with the leadership of the Club.”
Well, it seems, Manchester City have made the best signing of the window.