Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will leave the club at the end of the season and will be succeeded by Pep Guardiola, the club confirms.
He will be parting ways with the club on June 30th 2016 he revealed during news’ conference on Monday.
Guardiola had voiced his desire to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the campaign and to join a Premier League side.
City stated in a released statement: “Manchester City can confirm that in recent weeks it has commenced and finalized contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become MCFC Head Coach for the 16/17 EPL season onwards. The contract is for three years. These negotiations were a re-commencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012.
“Out of respect for Manuel Pellegrini and the players, the Club wishes to make its decision public to remove the unnecessary burden of speculation. Manuel Pellegrini, who is fully supportive of the decision to make the communication, is entirely focused on achieving his targets for the season ahead and retains the respect and commitment of all involved with the leadership of the Club.”
Pellegrini did not fail to impress at City after taking over in 2013 and leading the club to Premier League and League Cup titles in 2013/2014 season.