Man City profits up, in 'critical new phase' under Guardiola
Oct 19 2016 by Francis Osborne
Gerard Pique says Man City are a much different team under Pep Guardiola than previous City teams they've faced.
As City disclosed its annual financial results, chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said Tuesday that the Premier League club has started a "critical new phase" in the transformation that began with the 2008 takeover by Sheikh Mansour, a member of Abu Dhabi's oil-rich ruling family. Sandro Rossell, the president, saw an opportunity to do it and we phoned him up.
Guardiola sees establishing City as a European force comparable to his former employers as a central target in his latest chapter and a goal the club must work toward over the long term.
"Aguero is one of the best players in the world inside the box due to his finishing and his all-round quality", the Argentine told the official Barcelona website.
City travel to the Camp Nou without a win in three games as draws at Celtic and home to Everton sandwiched Guardiola's first defeat in England at Tottenham Hotspur.
Wednesday's game at Camp Nou will see Mascherano reunited with Pep Guardiola and the Argentine has nothing but praise for his former coach.
"If you are talking about this summer, I never called Messi". We understand football differently now and he changed the club's history.
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The group has warned full year underlying earnings will be "slightly below" current market consensus at around £415 million. Total sales for the quarter rose 3.4% compared with the same period past year , the group said.