Pep Guardiola to replace Manuel Pellegrini at Man City

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola. Photo is a cropped version of an original by Harald Bischoff (used under the Creative Commons licence).

45-year-old Bayern Munich manager, Pep Guardiola, has been named as new Manchester City boss after Manuel Pellegrini leaves the club on 30 June.

The Premier League club have also revealed that negotiations with Guardiola, who spent the New Year period on holiday at Campi Ya Kanzi in Kenya, 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. Mancini was replaced by Pellegrini in 2013, taking 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.