PUMA has signed Manchester City FC Manager Pep Guardiola to a partnership agreement.
Guardiola will endorse PUMA products and lend his technical expertise to the Puma Football team to help develop future apparel and footwear. The deal follows the launch of PUMA’s first Manchester City product collection.
“I’m delighted to join the PUMA brand,” says Guardiola. “So much of my footballing philosophy and understanding of the game was influenced by Johan Cruyff, who was sponsored by PUMA, and I am proud to follow in his footsteps. I demand the highest levels of performance, and I am looking forward to helping shape the future of PUMA Football to meet the demands of today’s game.”
Guardiola had a 16-year playing career before becoming a manager. He has previously managed FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich. Throughout his managerial career, Guardiola has won 41 major honors.