Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has finally put pen to paper on a new one-year contract extension which sees him stay with the Catalan giants until June 2012.
“This morning, (club president) Sandro Rosell and Pep Guardiola signed the contract that will guarantee the services of the FC Barcelona manager until June 30, 2012,” the club said in a statement.
Guardiola’s contract was due to run out at the end of the season but when he had verbally agreed to extending his contract earlier this month it seemed to lift a massive weight off the shoulders of the fans of Barcelona. Its understood that Guardiola only signed a one-year extension because he see’s it as a personal incentive to achieve and so on.
In his time as Barca coach Guardiola has won all that’s on offer in Spain and also the Club World Cup when they beat Estudiantes 2-1 in December 2009. Its fair to say that Guardiola has excelled at managing Les Blaugranas (even if he has only been the gaffer for two years) and won a whopping, record breaking six trophies in his first season as manager. From that excellent season Barcelona have gone from strength to strength and this season they managed to string 16 consecutive wins, shattering Real Madrid’s record of 15 in the 1960-61 season.