Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Signings Will Help 'Shape New Era'at City

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Signings Will Help 'Shape New Era'at City

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PEP Guardiola will buy three or four players when he takes over as City manager - and he is already plotting deals to help make him a success.

That is the view of former Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, who believes the Spaniard can handle the pressure of chasing silverware with the German giants and planning ahead for life with the Blues.

Guardiola takes over from the outgoing Manuel Pellegrini in the summer.

And Hitzfeld believes he will recruit some big names - as well as changing City's playing style.

"I am convinced that Guardiola will have success with City as well," he said. "He will buy three or four new players that match his style.

"He likes technically strong players with strong passing and high- playing intelligence. He needs players who are willing to run a lot and press. …

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