Guardiola to succeed Pellegrini

Man City

Pep Guardiola has been appointed the new manager at Manchester City for next season on a three-year deal.

The 45-year-old, currently in charge at Bayern Munich, will replace Manuel Pellegrini, who will leave on 30 June.

A statement from City said Chilean Pellegrini, 62, was “fully supportive” of the announcement being made.

The Premier League club also revealed that negotiations with Guardiola had been “a re-commencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012”.

At the time, Roberto Mancini was in charge and he led City to the domestic title in the same year.

Pellegrini replaced Mancini at the Etihad in 2013 and took them to a Premier League and League Cup double the following season.

He has won 64 of his 99 league games as a manager, a record that is only eclipsed by Jose Mourinho, who won 73 of his opening 99 league games as Chelsea manager.

More to follow.

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