Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Fans Expect Pep to Win the Title

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Fans Expect Pep to Win the Title

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CITY fans expect Pep Guardiola to deliver the Premier League title in his first season at the club.

The new coach has warned it will take time for players to adapt to his demands but the past achievements of the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach have ensured that expectations are sky high.

Close to 60pc of the more than 1,500 supporters that took an M.E.N. Sport survey this week expect the Blues to win the title, with just one in ten seeing a finish outside of the top two as sufficient.

Matching Manuel Pellegrini's run to the Champions League semi-finals is also targeted, as is success in domestic cups. Following the signing of John Stones to add to deals for Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito and Leroy Sane, most fans have been left pleased by the work of sporting director Txiki Begiristain in the transfer window, although just seven per cent believe the team does not need further strengthening. …

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