It is widely acknowledged that since Sheikh Mansour took over to become the new owners of Manchester City in 2008, the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates has single-handedly played a pivotal role in shaping the club’s fortunes. .
Apart from simply making major investments, the shrewd use of these finances in areas such as recruitment and infrastructure has transformed Manchester City into one of the biggest clubs in the world.
While Sheikh Mansour is rarely seen at the Etihad Stadium, new photos have appeared involving him alongside none other than Pep Guardiola via his official Twitter account.
The purpose of the visit was explained according to the caption which confirmed, “Yesterday His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan met Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. The meeting was attended by Khaldoon Al-Mubarak, Chairman of the Club’s Board of Directors. »
“The meeting came following the club’s recent win in the English Premier League and to discuss plans for the upcoming 2022/2023 season..”
Despite some suggesting that His Highness is just an investor in the Manchester City project, Khaldoon Al-Mubarak recently gave some insight into the owner’s vision for the club by revealing that the 51-year-old has always ‘envisaged’ the northwest side having one of the best academies in world football.
With the successes of Phil Foden, Cole Palmer and James McAtee to name a few, it’s a glimpse of how Sheikh Mansour single-handedly ensured Premier League champions achieve excellence in all areas to become one of the most dominating teams in Europe.
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As a result, it’s no surprise to see Sheikh Mansour replicate his hands-on approach as he personally meets Pep Guardiola to work out plans for next season, as the club are still looking to maintain their reign at the top.