Report: Pep Guardiola close to sponsorship deal with Puma

27 March 2019 | Commercial & Sponsorship
Report: Pep Guardiola close to sponsorship deal with Puma
Pep Guardiola, the manager of top-flight English soccer club Manchester City, is reportedly close to signing a ‘multi-million pound’ sponsorship deal with German sportswear manufacturer Puma, according to the Daily Mail.

Any potential deal would follow the Premier League champions sealing a ten-year kit manufacturing contract with Puma worth a reported UK£650 million.

Puma is replacing Nike in producing playing kits for Manchester City and four of their sister clubs under the City Football Group (CFG) umbrella.

Guardiola was previously sponsored by Gore-Tex whilst he was manager of German outfit Bayern Munich. He is also currently a brand ambassador for fashion label Dsquared2.

Puma currently has sponsorship deals in place with two City players in Sergio Aguero and David Silva. The company’s chief executive Bjorn Gulden has hinted that the company is looking to add more City stars to its roster of talent.

“If you look at the personalities at City then there are some who are very interesting. We can’t have them all but we’ll add a couple,” Gulden was quoted as saying by the Mail.

Both Manchester City and Puma have declined to comment regarding the Mail’s story.

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