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Report: Pep Guardiola plans to stay at Manchester City for at least five years

Pep will be here for a while!

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Despite a rough first season in charge, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been loving life in England. The Catalan pushed his side to a wondrous ten wins in his first matches in charge, but has been wildly inconsistent since. City show glimpses of what is to come in high-stakes fixtures such as the memorable Champions League win over Barcelona, but they have a long road ahead to reach consistency.

According to reliable The Sun journalists Martin Blackburn and Phil Thomas, Pep desires a long-term stay in Manchester, managing the club for no less than five years. He has realized that the project will be more long term than he originally anticipated, but he expects to stay put for the entire ride.

Guardiola’s colleagues report that he and his family are settling in well and plan to customize their new home. Pep has no risk of being sacked, obviously, and has the full support of club chiefs despite the rocky first season.

With the help of chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, who according to the reports plans to spend as much money as needed, Guardiola will attempt to build his ideal squad in the summer transfer window, which will certainly bolster the Sky Blues’ title challenge immensely next season, not only in the Premier League, but in Europe.

If you don't like Pep, you gotta take five years of him. Sorry!