Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has told Pellegrini that the owner will not tolerate another trophyless season, as The Express detail that although City came runners-up in the Premier League last season that result is not good enough for Mansour.
Since the club was bought by Monsour in 2008 City have not competed well in the Champions League, their best result being a Last 16 finish. Khaldoon said:
“The desire for silverware has always been a critical element of Sheikh Mansour’s strategy for the reinvigoration of Manchester City both on and off the pitch. It’s a strategy predicated on long-term sustainability and the ongoing development of momentum year-after-year.
“The fact that we consider last season to be below par for Manchester City is a testament to how far we have come in the last seven years. This is a level of ambition that we should not shirk or shy away from.
“No team can expect to win every year, but competing to win in England’s domestic competitions and improving our performance in the UEFA Champions League are entirely reasonable goals for Manchester City.”
City have won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup and League Cup once since 2008 but Mansour is desperate to make an impact in Europe’s premier competition.
Pellegrini got off to a fine start at the Etihad but without winning a trophy last season the pressure is really on the Chilean to deliver this campaign.
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