Pep Guardiola replaces Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City managerUpdated 1337 GMT (2137 HKT) January 3, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: City confirms Spaniard's appointmentManchester City's long wait to appoint Pep Guardiola finally ended in February 2015 -- the club said it first courted the ex-Barcelona coach in 2012. Hide Caption 1 of 7 Photos: City confirms Spaniard's appointmentThe former Bayern Munich coach succeeded Manuel Pellegrini at the Premier League club at the end of last season. Hide Caption 2 of 7 Photos: City confirms Spaniard's appointmentThe Chilean was installed as Man City manager in 2013. He guided the Sky Blues to the Premier League title in 2014, also winning the League Cup in his first season. Hide Caption 3 of 7 Photos: City confirms Spaniard's appointmentGuardiola announced in December 2015 he would be leaving Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich in May. Hide Caption 4 of 7 Photos: City confirms Spaniard's appointmentThe former Barcelona coach was handed a three-year contract, according to a statement on the Manchester City website. Hide Caption 5 of 7 Photos: City confirms Spaniard's appointment "Pep has done some great things in the game and there's some great managers in the game of football," Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart told CNN in January. England's No.1 has since been loaned out to Italian club Torino, after failing to live up to Guardiola's high standards.Hide Caption 6 of 7 Photos: City confirms Spaniard's appointmentGuardiola was succeeded at Bayern by former Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris St. Germain and Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti. Hide Caption 7 of 7Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City in July, taking over from Manuel Pellegrini.More from Sport - FootballWorld Cup 2018: China and Syria keep dream aliveFatma Samoura: 'Facelift' of FIFA's male hierarchy is 'ongoing'Champions League: Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich in quarterfinalsCAF: Issa Hayatou toppled after three decades as head of African football2018 World Cup: Is Russia ready to host $10B tournament?