Sport What next for Manchester City?

17:01  16 april  2018
17:01  16 april  2018 Source:   Press Association

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Manchester City are celebrating their third Premier League title in seven seasons after a remarkable campaign. Yet with captain Vincent Kompany already speaking of his desire to retain the crown next season, it is clear this is not the limit of their ambitions.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at what the next steps for the club might be.

New contract for Guardiola

The top priority for this summer will surely be to secure the services of inspirational manager Pep Guardiola for longer than the one year remaining on his contract. Negotiations have long been planned for the end of the season and the club are confident, although Guardiola – who stepped down at Barcelona and Bayern Munich after four and three years respectively – has always been coy on the subject in public.

Strengthening squad

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City spent around £200million on new players last summer and landed Aymeric Laporte in a club record £57million deal in January, and money will again be available for further reinforcements. City are known to want another defensive midfielder and, having failed in recent attempts to sign Alexis Sanchez and Riyad Mahrez, they will also look again for an attacking player.

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The Belgian will feel he can go on forever after his Carabao Cup final heroics, but he will have other options to consider come the end of the season.

Champions League challenge

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It is no secret that the trophy the club’s top brass covet the most is the Champions League. After seven successive seasons in competition, City are no longer novices on the elite European stage. Going out in the quarter-finals to Liverpool was undoubtedly the season’s low point. City and Guardiola will now redouble efforts in this area.

Bidding to retain title

As well as conquering Europe, City want to establish a period of domestic dominance. This was clearly part of Sheikh Mansour’s plan when he took over the club in 2008 but it is only this season that the club have truly taken charge of the Premier League. The 2012 and 2014 title wins were both secured on the final day and the progression since has not been as rapid as hoped.

Herrera spitting on Manchester City badge was ‘100 per cent unintentional’

  Herrera spitting on Manchester City badge was ‘100 per cent unintentional’ Footage appeared to show Spanish midfielder spitting on a section of the Etihad Stadium pitch painted with the home side’s crest.Video has emerged showing the Manchester United midfielder spitting as he walked over a large City crest at half-time at the Etihad Stadium.

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Youthful team improving

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The nucleus of the City squad that has produced such exhilarating and powerful football this season has youth on its side. John Stones (23), Laporte (23), Benjamin Mendy (23), Leroy Sane (22), Bernardo Silva (23), Raheem Sterling (23) and Gabriel Jesus (21) all have many more years and plenty of potential left in them while Kevin De Bruyne (26), Kyle Walker (27) and Ilkay Gundogan (27) could be coming into their peak years. With Sergio Aguero (29) and David Silva (32) not slowing down much, City are in a strong position.

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Guardiola frustrated by City's defensive struggles after Manchester derby defeat .
An unmarked Chris Smalling scored Manchester United's winner in a dramatic 3-2 victory, much to the frustration of the rival bossManchester City manager Pep Guardiola was left to rue his side's frailty from set-pieces after Manchester United came from two goals down to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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