Guardiola extends stay at Man City

De Bruyne wins Premier League's most assists prize on final day

De Bruyne wins Premier League's most assists prize on final day

"Pep's contract extension is fantastic news for Manchester City", Ferran Soriano, the club's chief executive, said.

England could also be beneficiaries of Guardiola broadening the tactical outlook. "Ferran and Txiki, we have known each other for a long time - Txiki is nearly part of our family".

It had been expected that Guardiola would sign a one-year extension to his previous contract, which was due to expire in 2019, but the Catalan has instead made a decision to commit his future to the club for longer.

If the Guardiola trend continues, Southgate might well be collecting the World Cup in July.

"In football, what you have done in one year can change absolutely everything".

Guardiola has been granted a seemingly more favourable working environment in Manchester to realise this vision, free form the behind-the-scenes politicking at Barcelona and the over-arching influence of former players at Bayern.

In England, Guardiola is already having an impact on Southgate's plans heading into the World Cup in Russian Federation next month. Jose Mourinho side earns the highest of £149,767,145 from the huge TV deals after having two more matches air on live in the United Kingdom than the Premier League Champions (26).

He was rewarded for his efforts by landing both the Premier League and League Managers' Association Manager of the Year awards at the LMA awards dinner on Tuesday evening. "When the Champions League was on terrestrial (free) television, more people were watching it, that team". It's dads, it's parent-run junior football teams. It's dads and parents and the impact of seeing that Barcelona team five to seven years ago was enormous.

"So when I watch kids football now".

"I don't see [COACHES] with heads in their hands saying "get it forward".

The tributes flowing for Arsene Wenger as he ended his reign as Arsenal boss have been good to see, as this is a great manager whose only crime was staying too long in the job.

The announcement of Guardiola's new deal follows the new contracts signed during the season by a number of City's stars, including Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi.

Guardiola succeeded Manuel Pellegrini in the dugout in 2016 after leaving Bayern Munich.

Guardiola, 47, led City to the title with a record 100 points last season.

"Everything you win is special but these are the moments you do it for", added the 26-year-old midfielder.

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