The chairman of Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City has predicted that more trophies are on the horizon despite drawing a blank during Pep Guardiola's first season in charge.
Khaldoon Al Mubarak said in an end-of-season video interview that the future was “very exciting and very entertaining”.
He added that Manchester City owner, Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is always involved with the major decisions from the very start and that everyone is highly confident the club is going in the right direction.
Al Mubarak said: “We are truly going in a direction that is positive and we are very excited about how we are developing as a team. Pep [Guardiola] has taken the squad and started going through that natural cycle of development.
“I have high confidence that we are going in the right direction. We are playing, and you have seen many glimpses of that, a type of football that is very exciting and that is very entertaining and which the fans will grow to love. The results will come – I have no doubt the results will come.”
The chairman recognised the season had been “disappointing” in terms of not winning a trophy but added that there is a focus on the new young players the club has signed to change that.
Manchester City, once again, qualified for the UEFA Champions League with a third place finish in the English Premier League.
On new player signings, Manchester City has already added Bernardo Silva from Monaco and Al Mubarak said they have a clear direction on other new recruits.
“That area is a continuous conversation with Sheikh Mansour and is always ongoing,” he said.For all the latest sports news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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