City expect instant success under new boss.
Manchester City have told prospective boss Manuel Pellegrini that he must hit the ground running in his new job as he will be expected to bag five trophies in five years, The Mirror reports.
The club’s chief executive Ferran Soriano has spelled out the magnitude of the pressure the manager in waiting will be under and insists that he is sure where Robert Mancini failed, Pellegrini will surely succeed.
Soriano also made it clear that one of the trophies Pellegrini is expected to bring home is the Champions League.
“I think that next season is going to be much better, I am convinced about that,” said Soriano.
“It doesn’t mean we’re going to win one or two titles. But, in the grand scheme of things, if we look at the next five years and I could plan now, I would say I want to win five trophies in the next five years.
“That may mean we win no trophies one year and two in another but, on average, I want one trophy or title a year.
“That’s the Champions League, the Premier League or the FA Cup. I think it’s a realistic aim, yes. But I’m talking about five years.
“If next year we don’t win, but progress our football and get to the semi-finals of the Champions League, finish second in the Premier League and lose the FA Cup Final again, that will be fine.
“That’s because we will have progressed in the way our football develops.”