Josep "Pep" Guardiola Sala takes over for Manuel Pellegrini as Manager of Manchester City in the summer.
Manchester City has confirmed that Manuel Pellegrini leaves the club this season and that Guardiola has signed a three-year contract.
"Manchester City has agreed with Pep Guardiola," the club said in a statement.
The Premier League club announced the decision on Monday, and Guardiola has signed a three-year contract with City.
"Manchester City can confirm that the club has had constructive negotiations and have agreed with Pep Guardiola to become Manchester City FC manager for the season 2016/2017. The contract is written for three years," the club said in a statement on its website.
To prevent speculations
It is just over a month ago that Guardiola told Bayern Munich that he is leaving after three seasons, and that he was eager for a Premier League adventure.
City also announced that the club was after the Spaniard already when he took the job in Bavaria in 2012.
"Negotiations resumed from where the discussions failed in 2012. With respect for Manuel Pellegrini and the players, we wanted to make the decision publicly to remove and avoid speculations. Manuel (Pellegrini) has supported the decision to make it official and is fully focused on achieving the goals for this season," the Premier League club writes.
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