In addition to watching Sadio Mane and Super Eagles players like Alex Iwobi in action, Africans regularly tune in to watch the biggest clubs in the Premier League. Widely regarded as the best top-flight division, England’s top league offers an excellent all-around package for fans of the beautiful game. With Manchester CityThe Premier League’s obvious dominance, however, is the Premier League getting a bit boring?
With Pep Guardiola’s side appearing to be heading for their fourth Premier League title in five campaigns, there appear to be few signs of stopping what is now a dominant force in English football. Liverpool’s 2019/20 title win raised hopes that City’s formidable side could indeed be stopped, but the Reds have failed to build on it since then and essentially left Manchester City a clear path forward. the title. Jurgen Klopp’s side aren’t the only team capable of stopping the Citizens, of course, with Chelsea being another contender who dashed City’s European hopes particularly after winning the Champions League last season. It’s in the league and in an entire season where City’s squad depth and impressive guidance under one of the greatest managers of all time in Pep Guardiola is seemingly unstoppable.
There is a clear link between the investment in the club and Manchester City’s rise through the Premier League ranks to their top spot, but there is no doubt that the club have managed to sign the right players for their ‘integrate into a clear system that was implemented by the former Barcelona boss. In fact, Guardiola’s methods set him apart from other top managers in the game. The Spaniard is also a demanding figure, setting incredibly high standards for his already talented group of players. So it’s no surprise to see City dominating despite past comments from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson when he said: “It’s City, isn’t it? It’s a small club, with a small mentality,” as Aidan Perkins mentioned in one of the many articles featured in this popular Premier League blog. The tide has certainly turned since Sir Alex made those comments in 2009, with Pep’s City now an established force and the team to beat in the division.
Pep Guardiola’s departure could signal a changing of the guard
With Pep Guardiola’s contract set to expire in the summer of 2023, fans of other top Premier League clubs will be hoping this will mark the end of the club’s successful spell under the former Bayern Munich manager. There is no doubt that Pep’s influence has seen the club become an established force in European football. The Champions League may be the prize Guardiola is so desperate to win before leaving City, but if they fail to win it this campaign or the next then Guardiola could be forced to admit defeat and step down. walk away. The Spaniard is certainly not known for hanging around and the opportunity to test himself in another foreign environment will surely please, especially with Juventus being linked with a move for him in the not too distant future when his time at Manchester ends. by being done. come to an end.
The other parties won’t stop spending
Money doesn’t guarantee success, but it certainly helps in a modern football climate that is full of wealthy club owners and ridiculous transfer fees and wages. As such, although Manchester City have more money than any other club, notable rivals such as Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United will still be on the hunt for world-class stars. Given the competitive nature of clubs, City’s dominance will surely be tested more frequently in the future.
Newcastle will aim to mimic the city plan
After the club’s recent takeover by a Saudi-backed consortium, Newcastle United are essentially the next Manchester City in the making. It will definitely take some time, but the Toon Army has the resources to put an end to City’s winning spell. Valued at around £315billion, it’s only a matter of time before Newcastle catch up.
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