KILLING THE GAME: THE INSIDE STORY BEHIND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MANCHESTER CITY
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KILLING THE GAME: THE INSIDE STORY BEHIND THE TRANSFORMATION OF MANCHESTER CITY AND THE CREATION OF CITY FOOTBALL GROUP
In September 2008, when His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan sensationally acquired English football’s favourite hard luck story, and began recruiting some of the world’s most talented footballers, the new Manchester City announced itself to a sceptical world.
Over the next ten years, Manchester City was transformed from a place where players trained with rusted weights and torn punching bags to a genuine powerhouse of global football with an elite training campus that is the envy of players and coaches worldwide.
One FA Cup, three League Cups and three Premier League titles later, Manchester City now has only Europe to conquer, while its ownership company, City Football Group, which owns stakes in six football clubs on five continents, was valued at US$3bn in 2015.
The rise of Manchester City from perennial underachievers to Premier League record-breakers has been the biggest story in English football over the last decade. Based on exclusive interviews with more than 50 current and former officials of Manchester City, City Football Group, and Abu Dhabi United Group, this is the definitive inside account of how it happened.
A must read for all City fans, and anybody with an interest in the business of sports, Killing The Game: The Inside Story Behind The Transformation Of Manchester City and the creation of City Football Group, takes you inside one of the most audacious rebuilding projects in the history of modern sport.
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