This is the story of a modern-day Premier League football club that built a new philosophy that could continue even without the guardian.
Pep Guardiola moved to the Cityzens in 2017 after announcing he would not continue with Bayern Munich the following season after he had won the UEFA Super Cup, Bundesliga and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Man City new owners, the City Football Group, had in mind the need to establish a strong team that could cope even without Guardiola after he had created the foundation.
Since 2019, Guardiola has played more midfielders as his goal-scoring means other than a natural forward. He has been successful with it is so far.
At the moment, Manchester City boasts of having one of the youngest squads in the English Premier League, averaging 20 to 30 years for the few older players on the list.
The club has shifted its focus on hunting already established in the transfer market to a more futuristic approach by breaking little charge to sign youngsters.
What are the Cityzens and the owners looking at? Even without Pep Guardiola, Manchester City, with the current players in the first team, could win significant trophies just with the right person in the stands.
The shift to the future
Man City, backed by the City Football Group, has what it takes to bring the best legs worldwide from top names like Kylian Mbappé, Erling Haaland and even Jude Bellingham.
City wants the best young players, not necessarily from the Academy but from clubs with bright futures. Perhaps, the latest name on the club’s radar Erling Haaland, could be the primary target as a direct replacement for Sergio Agüero.
Man City’s defence isn’t deteriorating with the advent of young players like Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Aké, and Rúben Dias. The midfield also has some strength, even though more additions are expected to be made.
The City’s midfield and the attack would still need reinforcement for the future due to the ageing veterans who have continued to lay siege. Young players like Phil Foden has proven to be worthy trustees for the future.
Manchester City’s only uncertainties remain Pep Guardiola’s future, whose current contract with the club runs until 2023 with no talks yet of an extension.
However, a change is expected to happen regarded the future of the Spaniard who’s has won the Premier League title consecutive with the Cityzens amid tough competition from the likes of Liverpool, Man United, and Chelsea.
More or so, the arrival of the South American king at Boca Juniors Julián Álvarez is expected to increase the city’s attack options even as Haaland’s dream move continues to linger in the European media.
What would Man City’ philosophy look like even after the departure of Pep Guardiola, or would the Spaniard remain with the club until he quits coaching? More questions than answers for the club.
Manchester City’s top players:
Until 2027: João Cancelo (27), Jack Grealish (26) and Rúben Dias (24)
Until 2026: John Stones (27), Ederson (28), Cole Palmer (19) and Kayky (18)
Until 2025: Kevin De Bruyne (30), Aymeric Laporte (27), Nathan Aké (26), Zack Steffen (26) and Bernardo Silva (27)
Until 2024: Kyle Walker (31), Oleksandr Zinchenko (25), Rodri (25) and Phil Foden (21)
Until 2023: Ilkay Gundogan (31), Raheem Sterling (27), Riyad Mahrez (30) and Gabriel Jesus (24)*
Until 2022: Scott Carson (36) and Fernandinho (36)
Manchester City’s philosophy is about winning and dominating the English football scene while extending beyond that to the European and world stage. Even though Guardiola is yet to win a European trophy with the Cityzens, he has built a strong team for the future.
Where to watch Brest vs Lyon: Live stream online and on TV channel
Brest welcomes Olympique Lyon at Stade Francis-Le Blé in round six of the French Ligue 1. Brest are returning...
Where to watch Brentford FC vs Everton FC on TV and live online
Perhaps not the best start, Brentford will hope to get in top shape when they face struggling Everton at Brentford...
Man City vs Nottingham Forest: TV channel and live stream
The Citizens will host Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium in round six of the English Premier League. Pep Guardiola’s...
What channel is Luton Town FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers on? Live stream online
Luton Town will host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Kenilworth Road as the English Premier League enters match day six. Luton...
Is Crystal Palace vs Fulham FC on TV? Channel and live stream
Slowly getting into the season, Crystal Palace have recorded mixed results this season and will hope to maintain their push....
Cardiff Metropolitan vs TNS (The New Saints): TV channel and live stream
Cardiff Metropolitan will square off against The New Saints at Cyncoed Campus in round eight of the Cymru Premier League....
Where to watch Man City U21 v Chelsea U21: TV channel and live stream
Manchester City U21 will tackle Chelsea at the Academy Stadium in round five of the Premier League 2. The young...
Where to watch Al Nassr vs Al Ahli Saudi FC: Live stream and TV channel
Following an impressive showing against Persepolis in the AFC Champions League in midweek, Al Nassr returns to Saudi football as...
Where to watch Zeleznicar Pancevo vs FK Partizan Belgrade: Live stream and TV channel
Struggling Zeleznicar Pancevo faces an uphill task as they welcome FK Partizan Belgrade at Sportsko-Rekreativni Centar Mladost. Zeleznicar Pancevo has...
VfL Osnabruck vs Hamburger SV Live stream, TV channel
The Stadion an der Bremer Brück will be the staging grounds as Osnabruck host Hamburger SV in round seven of...
Football On TV12 hours ago
Birmingham City vs QPR TV channel, live stream and where to watch
Football On TV12 hours ago
Where to watch Gremio vs SE Palmeiras and live stream
Football On TV12 hours ago
AS Monaco vs OGC Nice Live stream and where to watch online
Squad8 hours ago
How english clubs spent the transfer summer