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Pep Guardiola replaces Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City manager

Updated 1337 GMT (2137 HKT) January 3, 2017
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Manchester 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. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
The former Bayern Munich coach succeeded Manuel Pellegrini at the Premier League club at the end of last season. OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
The 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. JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Guardiola announced in December 2015 he would be leaving Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich in May. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
The former Barcelona coach was handed a three-year contract, according to a statement on the Manchester City website. LLUIS GENE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
"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.
Guardiola was succeeded at Bayern by former Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris St. Germain and Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti. CHRISTOF STACHE,GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images