Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dropped a bombshell by announcing that he will leave his job in the summer – and that Pep Guardiola will take over.
Pellegrini whose contract ordinarily should run until the summer of 2017, announced on Monday that he will step down at the end of the season. Manchester City quickly confirmed the long-established rumour that former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola will take over the role on a three-year contract. City put out a statement saying that the club had finalised negotiations with Bayern Munich manager Guardiola in the last few weeks.
Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalized contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC Head coach for the 16/17 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 Pellegrini, who is fully supportive of the decision to make this communication is entirely focused on achieving his targets for the season ahead of retaining the respect and commitment of all involved with the leadership of the Club.
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