Pep Guardiola has been appointed the new manager at Manchester City for next season on a three-year deal.
The 45-year-old, currently in charge at Bayern Munich, will replace Manuel Pellegrini, who will leave on 30 June.
A statement from City said Chilean Pellegrini, 62, was “fully supportive” of the decision.
The Premier League club also revealed that negotiations with Guardiola had been “a re-commencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012″.
Pellegrini was appointed at the Etihad in 2013 and led the club to the Premier League and League Cup double the following season.-BBC