It has today been announced that Pep Guardiola will take charge of Manchester City.
The club released the statement at lunch time on February 1st stating that Manuel Pellegrini will step down as manager at the end of the season and former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola will take over at the Ethiad on a three-year deal.
It has been reported that Chelsea were after Guardiola for a number of years as owner Roman Abramovich has been attracted to the type of style his teams play. This will come as a blow to the Blues who will now turn their attention to another managerial target.
Guardiola has won back to back Bundesliga titles since joining Bayern Munich in the summer of 2013.