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Manchester City Tell Pellegrini To ‘Win Five Trophies in Five Years’: The Nightly EPL

manuel pellegrini Manchester City Tell Pellegrini To Win Five Trophies in Five Years: The Nightly EPL

No matter how good Manuel Pellegrini is as a manager, Manchester City are setting him up for failure before he’s even been hired as the new boss. Today while on tour in the United States, Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano said this:

“I think that next season is going to be much better. I am convinced about that. It doesn’t mean we are going to win one or two titles but in the grand scheme of things, if we look at the next five years and I could plan now, I would say I want to win five trophies in the next five years.

“That may mean we win no trophy one year and two in another but on average I want one title a year. That includes the Champions League, the Premier League or the FA Cup. Is it a realistic aim? I think it is, yes, but I am talking about five years.

“If next year we don’t win but progress our football and get to the semi-finals of the Champions League, finish second in the Premier League and lose the FA Cup final again that will be fine.

Should Manchester City have lofty ambitions? Certainly, but I wouldn’t be sharing those with the public. City, and Pellegrini, have a ton of work ahead of them, and their chief executive isn’t making it any easier.

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6 Responses to Manchester City Tell Pellegrini To ‘Win Five Trophies in Five Years’: The Nightly EPL

  1. gbewing says:

    Now they change it- typical Spurs luck

  2. Mufc77 says:

    I effing hate ticket touts.

  3. Guy says:

    It is one thing to proclaim, “We want to win trophies.” Quite another to tie that bell around Pellegrini’s neck. And wasn’t Mancini on his way to matching that goal? Ah, well.

  4. Guy says:

    Good news on the retrospective ban issue. Some progress is better than none. It works in rugby. It will work in football.

  5. Marc L says:

    It is one thing to be ambitious and set goals.

    It is another thing to come off as arrogant and entitled. This vibe is pretty much what a lot of us hate about rags and their mile-wide inch-deep base of “fans.”

    I hope they can pull it off, of course. But it is ironic to oppose something for all those years only to wake up and find yourself becoming it.

  6. Smokey Bacon says:

    5 trophies in 5 years? Rumour has it, City have entered next season’s Johnstone Paints trophy and MLS Cup to help Pellegrini hit the ground running.

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