Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Score Global Goal ; Club Is Exploring Other Destinations Worldwide Blues Double Size of Soccer School in Abu

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Score Global Goal ; Club Is Exploring Other Destinations Worldwide Blues Double Size of Soccer School in Abu

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School of Football, I am amazed at the growing number of kids MANCHESTER CITY are continuing their bid to expand across the globe. The mega-rich Blues have revealed that they are 'exploring other destinations around the world' for future expansion.

They S be in the running to create a new team in New York that would compete in America's MLS.

Speaking after they doubled the size of their soccer school in their owner's Abu Dhabi homeland a spokesman confirmed that further expansion is on the cards.

He said the success of that operation was 'fast becoming the benchmark for our coaching excellence internationally' and added: "The club is currently exploring other destinations around the world for future expansions."

The Blues launched the Abu Dhabi programme last year.

Officials say demand for the ten-week courses has surged and the school has now expanded to cater for 550 youngsters.

They hope some may become the Etihad Stadium stars of the future and have drafted in five coaches to provide the same training techniques used by Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero and David Silva. …

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