Manchester City have briefed the national press with news that they plan to open contract talks with coach Pep Guardiola in the summer.
There are similar versions of the same story from just about every media outlet, with reports that there is a feeling at City that they have found the one – and someone to buck the modern trend of short-term tenures.
In Guardiola, City believe they have a man who can emulate what Sir Alex Ferguson did at neighbours Manchester United and build a long-term dynasty of success. A reign as long as a full decade is being spoken about, with the club delighted by the Catalan and his work.
City intend to make Pep the best-paid coach in the world and keep him around for many years to come.
Here is a collection of tweets and back pages about this big news.
Understand @ManCity will talk to Pep about new contract at end of season. They anticipate he will sign. Club want Pep to create dynasty that will bring trophies like Man Utd under SAF.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) December 17, 2017
Some positive noises coming out of Man City re Guardiola's contract. The club are confident he will stay beyond his current three-year deal and talks over a new one should take place next summer #MCFC
— Andy Hampson (@andyhampson) December 17, 2017
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