OFFICIAL: Pep to join City

Manchester City have confirmed that Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini as manager in the summer.

Pellegrini announced at a Press conference on Monday that he would be leaving City once his contract expired at the end of the season, and he will prepare to make way for Guardiola, of which he is “fully supportive”.

Guardiola confirmed his own departure from Bayern Munich and subsequent desire to manage in the Premier League last month, leaving the door open to the likes of City, Manchester United and Chelsea.

However, he has chosen to lead the Sky Blues, who are currently third in the English top flight and are due to contest both the Capital One Cup final and a Champions League last-16 tie with Dynamo Kiev.

A statement on City’s official website also revealed talks to bring in the former Barcelona boss were a “recommencement” of those which were held in 2012, when Roberto Mancini was still in charge.

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