A statement on the club’s official website on Monday confirmed that the Bayern Munich coach—who confirmed earlier in the season that he would be leaving the Bavarian giants at the end of the current campaign—will be replacing Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium in the summer.
The Chilean coach has done little wrong at City—winning the Premier League title in his first season at the club—but the hierarchy at Eastlands clearly feel that the opportunity to get their hands on one of the most highly regarded managers in the game is too good an opportunity to miss out on.
Indeed, as Bild’s report reveals, the Citizens are going for broke in their appointment of Pep as they look to establish their domestic dominance and crack the Champions League.
According to the German source, the Spaniard has signed a three-year deal with the Sky Blues, and will pocket an eye-watering €25 million per year—translating to a cool £19 million per annum.
The Spanish manager has won three La Liga titles, two Bundesligas, two Champions Leagues, three Fifa Club World Cups and a whole host of other domestic honours in both Spain and Germany since beginning his managerial career.
Guardiola is to be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern at the end of the season.
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