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The secret of Manchester City’s sudden success is revealed

by | 5th, February 2016

Sky Sports has a question. It’s noticed that Manchester City have signed Pep Guadiola to be their next manager. It wonders:

“How did Man City transform themselves from a club slumping down the leagues, to two-time Premier League winners appointing the world’s best boss?”

Well, in 2008, Sheikh Mansour bought the club. His family have as much as $1tn (£648bn) in overseas assets alone. But Mansour thought it unfair to spend hundreds of millions in making City a force, preferring to let them grow ‘organically’. City recruited players born within a two-mile radios of the ground and…

No. He chose option A: invest a fortune in buying the best.

Next week Sky asks: why aren’t Tranmere Rovers as big as Chelsea?



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