This morning there was big news in the Soccer world. Today is Transfer Deadline day which essentially means that no team in the major leagues can make moves for players or staff until the beginning of the next season in the summer.
Superstar coach Pep Guardiola(Pictured left) has officially been named Manchester City’s head coach and will take over the job after the end of this season. After coaching arguably two of the top 5 teams in Europe, with Bayern Munich from Germany and Barcelona in Spain, in his last two jobs.
Guardiola was ready for a new challenge and announced that he wanted to be in England for his next job. Manchester United and Chelsea were also in the running for the Spaniard, but decided to stick with the boys at the Ethiad. There is no official number on the amount of money the contract is worth, but he has officially signed for 3 years.
He will be taking over the job from Chilean born Coach Manuel Pellegrini, who coached the Sky Blues to multiple titles in his tenure as their manager and has signed most, if not all, of the key players in the squad that are currently playing right now.
Some familiar faces on the Manchester City squad that Pep has coached against in his spells at Barca and Bayern are: Kevin De Bruyne, who played at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, Sergio Aguero was a key member of the Athletico Madrid side until he was transferred in 2011. Pep has actually coached Vice-Captain Yaya Toure, when he played for Barcelona from 2008-2010, even playing in the 2009 Champions League Finals at Centre-Back for the boys at Camp Nou.