Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year contract extension on Thursday.
Guardiola was due to be out of contract at the end of this season and it had been suggested the Spaniard might be ready to leave City.
But the 49-year-old has now agreed to stay at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2023.
“Manchester City are pleased to announce that Pep Guardiola has signed a new two-year deal with the club,” a statement on City’s website said.
However, Naija news Understands that Manchester City have retained interest in Lionel Messi and are ready to go back in for him in January. They believe they can lure the Argentine to the Etihad as soon as he is available and tempt Barcelona with an offer.
After the reports of Messi’s desire to leave the Camp Nou exploded in the summer, City were quickly linked to a reunion of Pep Guardiola and the Barcelona legend. In the end, no deal was agreed and Messi looked to be reluctantly spending another 12 months in Catalonia.
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