As it was expected, former Barça coach chose Manchester City as his new destination. The English club confirmed it
The suspense has come to an end. After many weeks of wild guesses, interrogations and legitimate suppositions, Pep Guardiola finally decided which team he would coach next season, after three years at Bayern Munich.
This team is Manchester City. Premier League champions in 2012 and 2014, Citizens announced through an official communicate today they would let Manuel Pellegrini go at the end of the current 2015/2016 season only to replace him with the Catalan manager. Guardiola will start at Manchester City on July, the 1st.
"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", says the communicate.
“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."