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WORLD NEWS | UAE city builds new legacy of modern success after historic treble: Man City chairman


Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak (Image: WAM)

Abu Dhabi [UAE]June 20 (ANI/WAM): Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has pointed out his main emotions following City’s Champions League triumph in an interview with City website.

Sitting down with Chris Bailey a day after City’s triumph in Istanbul, the chairman said relief was the key emotion after City were crowned European champions. The Chairman also discussed his aspirations for a new modern legacy of success, attended by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in the Presidency, who received the Triple Crown Pep Guardiola, Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, Ilkay Gundogan and more.

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Al Mubarak says Manchester City are forging a new modern legacy of success after the club’s historic treble-winning campaign in 2022/23.

The victory not only secured the club their first-ever European Cup, but also sealed a treble for the Premier League and FA Cup winners.

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Victory at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium represented City’s 14th major trophy under the inspiring leadership of manager Pep Guardiola, who have won five of their last six Premier League titles.

In the first part of his annual City TV interview, the chairman paid tribute to Pep, his staff and players for what they have achieved, noting that this historic success was achieved the hard way.

Looking ahead, the Chairman firmly believes that this season’s catalog of incredible successes will only strengthen the club’s desire and desire to further build on this proud record of achievement, looking to the future.

“We are creating a legacy for this club, a new modern legacy,” the chairman told mancity.com.

“This modern legacy exists in the modern Premier League, it’s the last ten years, the last 15 years.

“The Treble has only been achieved (in this country) once and only once because it’s really the hardest thing to achieve in football.

“To win the toughest league in the world, the Premier League, to win the toughest competition in world sport, in my opinion, the Champions League combined with another cup at the same time, it’s a great historical cup competition, the FA Cup at the same time It’s unbelievable, that’s why it was only done once, 24 years ago.

“Now this team has achieved it, and this team has achieved it, against unbelievable competition in the Premier League from 19 teams that, taken as a whole, are world champions. the most competitive league.

“Then go into the Champions League and do it back and forth, beating defending champions Real Madrid, beating an unbelievable team in the final Inter Milan, they got to the final in unbelievable fashion and then also beating Bayern Munich “It wasn’t easy for us to get to the Champions League final. We did it the hard way and we did it with the highest level of football I think I’ve ever seen. (But) you can always go beyond it because the future is the future and records will be For the record. As we do every year, we will continue to build on this incredible legacy with new accomplishments, new records and/and consistency. You look at next season and guess what? Look what year we have coming up. Look what we have this summer. We have the Charity Shield, we have the Super Cup, we have the Club World Cup.

“This club will be playing the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup for the first time. We want to win those.”

“We want to win these, we want to add them to the history of this great club, to the legacy of this great club.

“Everything we do is (about) setting new records and new standards.

“It’s fantastic, but I’m already thinking about next year.

“There was a joke between me and Ferran (City CEO Soriano) and Txiki (Football Director Begiristan) and Pep. We looked at each other when we had the chance and said: ‘Okay , and now we must do it again!’”

Reflecting further on what the greatest night in City’s proud 129-year history was, the chairman also spoke about how fitting and fitting it was for the club to achieve the Champions League and the Treble in the presence of Sheikh Mansour.

Fifteen years after the transformative takeover of the club by HH Sheikh Mansour-led Abu Dhabi United Group, the chairman made his first appearance in a City game since 2010. Only adds to the sense of history and occasion in Istanbul.

“Most special,” the chairman said of the owners in attendance.

“For Sheikh Mansour, considering everything he’s given to the club, all the commitment, the support, the love he’s given over the years, the passion he brought to the club, at the peak, the Champions League final, coming here, being able to To be in it, he loves the club so much and deserves to have worked with him as part of the City Football Group for the past 15 years. He really did.

“I’m glad he’s there.” (ANI/WAM)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)


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