Premier League record breaking is just the beginning for Man City


Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak is hoping for even more success at the club.

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak is adamant the Blues’ record-breaking title success is just the start of the footballing history the club will create.

Pep Guardiola’s side stormed to the highest points total in an English top-flight season as they finished the season with a 100.

The amazing accomplishment was the perfect way to commemorate 10 years since City were taken over by Sheikh Mansour – and the club chairman insists this is just the beginning of the Abu Dhabi legacy at the club.

“We will continue through this journey,” said Khaldoon. “It’s 10 years and we’re excited about what’s been accomplished, particularly this year, what a way to celebrate 10 years.”

“But it’s a long-term plan. His Highness Sheikh Mansour is committed in the long-term, this journey continues. Now it’s about the next 10 years, continuing to work with a strategy and a vision.”

When the initial investment came into the club, many critics questioned the ambitions of City.

However, the club has invested wisely and generated organic growth which has seen the Blues establish themselves as one of the top club’s in world football.

And Khaldoon is delighted with the manner in which the club has managed to prove rivals wrong.

The club chairman continued: “I remember many years, we’d see a lot of ‘it won’t last, it’s unsustainable, financially unfeasible, they’re not going to be successful, they cannot unseat the big powers, they won’t be able to compete in the Champions League’. I’ve heard all of that, time and time again.

Manchester City celebrate their title win.

 Manchester City celebrate their title win. (Image: Jon Parker Lee)

 “But I knew it could be done, we had the right people involved, the support of the fans, the commitment. Unbelievable. If it wasn’t for the fans we wouldn’t be able to be where we are today. At no point have I felt the fans were not 100% behind the ownership and this project and without that things would have been far more difficult.

“Manchester City has been the most successful club in England for the last seven years because of everything I’ve said. It’s not just about investment. Everything has to work together and roll in the same direction to achieve success.

“We have a track record. I think we’ve said and we’ve done what we’ve said, and you see it in every facet. From the first time we set foot in Manchester, from the first commitment to build the academy, from the first commitment to support this organisation and this team, to every other project we’ve been involved in, I’d like to think we’ve always been consistent in not over-promising, and always delivering.

“And then to maintain – and I think this is one of the things that I hope we are careful in maintaining, because that’s a very important part of Manchester City and this organisation, and every person involved with this club – maintain humbleness.

“We have to stay humble. This is a humble team, the origins of this club is always humble. I’d like to think the way we’ve acted throughout this year has been humble. I hope they will see us as being close to the club, close to the fans and humble in our failures and humble in our success.”

The 2018–19 Premier League will be the 27th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The season will start on 11 August 2018 and is scheduled to finish on 19 May 2019. Fixtures for the 2018–19 season are due to be announced on 14 June 2018.

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