Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has chosen to give his substantial six-figure bonus, earned for winning the Premier League, to several members of the club’s staff.
While the exact amount remains undisclosed, it is believed that senior players at City can receive bonuses of up to £750,000, and Guardiola’s contribution is expected to be around that figure.
Guardiola has consistently emphasised the significance of the entire staff in the team’s recent achievements, and he decided to express his appreciation by donating to a significant number of employees.
Members of City’s catering team, receptionists and security staff are among those who are thought to have benefited.
The Citizens became only the second English side to win the treble, claiming the Premier League, FA Cup and then their first Champions League trophy last weekend after beating Inter Milan in Istanbul.
To commemorate their treble triumph, Guardiola, City’s chief executive Ferran Soriano, and director of football Txiki Begiristain attended a reception with club owner Sheikh Mansour in Abu Dhabi.
منصور بن زايد يستقبل إدارة مانشستر سيتي والمدير الفني بيب غوارديولا ويؤكد لهم أن إنجازات الفريق تجسد استراتيجية النادي. ويستعرض سموه معهم مسيرة النادي والخطط المُستقبلية والاستراتيجيات الموضوعة، في المجالات الرياضية والاستثمارية، وخطط الموسم المقبل 2023/2024 بما يضمن تعزيز مكانة… pic.twitter.com/taBE3pfDOC
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During the event, the three trophies were proudly showcased, and Mansour and Guardiola were captured cutting a grand sky-blue cake adorned with the City crest.