Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Power!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Power!

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PEP Guardiola insists he has more power than ever - despite City's Champions League exit.

The Catalan has been given the backing by the club to complete his squad overhaul this summer - with City set to spend another Pounds 200m on his targets.

Wednesday's 3-1 defeat to Monaco leaves the FA Cup as Guardiola's only realistic chance of silverware this season.

But the City manager received a text from chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak on Thursday, convincing him he still has the full support of the club's Abu Dhabi owners.

"I met the big boss Sheikh Mansour in Abu Dhabi and I know the plan," he said.

"It's a team that took the next step seven years ago and we are thinking about getting better. I want to be involved in that as much as possible and to help my team to make the next step, and I have more power than ever in my life as a manager. …

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