FC Manchester City News: Khaldoon Al Mubarak insists that Manchester City will continue their success after winning the treble
Manchester City’s chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, has cautioned other clubs that their dominance will increase following their remarkable season as treble winners.
Pep Guardiola’s team achieved a historic feat by becoming the second English club to win the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup in a single season.
This marks the end of an extraordinary period for Manchester City since their acquisition by owners based in Abu Dhabi.
Khaldoon is confident that City’s ongoing success will have positive effects not only for the club itself, but also for the global network of 13 teams that have been bought by the owners.
The City Football Group (CFG), which has teams in various cities such as New York, Melbourne, and Yokohama, recently added Brazilian club Bahia to their portfolio.
CFG plans to make significant investments in all of these clubs, including players, coaches, facilities, and academies.
“It’s always about growth. You grow, you pause, you get things in order, and then you start the next step, one step at a time. We’re not going to stop,” Khaldoon told City’s media channels on Tuesday.
“We’re going to keep bringing happiness to every community and every club we have in the world, and hopefully we’ll keep bringing success in every club and team we have around the world.”
“It’s been a great journey over the last 15 years but I’m excited about the future and it’s about now, the next 10, 15 years too.”
City have been very successful in the Premier League, winning seven titles since 2012, with five of those coming in the last six seasons. However, they faced some trouble in February when they were charged with 115 alleged breaches of the Premier League’s financial fair play regulations. These breaches date back to 2009 and the club was also accused of not cooperating in the investigation.
Despite this, City is moving forward with a new infrastructure project. They have recently submitted plans to expand the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to over 60,000. This expansion is part of a larger development project that includes the construction of a hotel, shops, food and drink outlets, and a covered fan zone with a capacity of 3,000.
“It’s very exciting,” Khaldoon said. “Every year there’s always something new, every year, because there’s always a need to improve and evolve and grow. We don’t stand still.”
“We’re always in growth mode, we’re never in contentment and pause and ‘let’s just milk the asset’.”