Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City contract expires in 2021

A man has been arrested after an investigation was launched into the alleged hacking of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s emails.

Greater Manchester Police have said that a 30-year-old man has been released after being questioned, and that investigations into the alleged data breach are ongoing.

A police spokesperson said: “Greater Manchester Police are currently investigating allegations made regarding the Computer Misuse Act.

“A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

“He has been released under investigation.”

A report in The Sun newspaper claimed that an IT contractor has spoken to them about emails that apparently contain players’ contact details and private transfer discussions, with a number of players said to have been mentioned.

The newspaper also reported that Guardiola was the target of an alleged blackmail attempt after the Spaniard was targeted by a man who was attempting to sell the details for £100,000 in 2017.

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