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Football: Manchester City's empire shows no sign of slowing down

Above: Tom Glick, the chief financial officer of the City Football Group, says a significant part of its focus lies in engaging fans and partners in local communities. Left: Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko looks aghast as the English Premier Le
Tom Glick, the chief financial officer of the City Football Group, says a significant part of its focus lies in engaging fans and partners in local communities.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO
Above: Tom Glick, the chief financial officer of the City Football Group, says a significant part of its focus lies in engaging fans and partners in local communities. Left: Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko looks aghast as the English Premier Le
Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko looks aghast as the English Premier League trophy falls off its plinth on May 6 while players and staff celebrate winning their record-breaking season. In the decade since they have been bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour, the club have won eight major titles.PHOTO: REUTERS

How things have changed at Manchester City. Before the entry in 2008 of current owner Sheikh Mansour and his estimated £20 billion (S$36 billion) fortune, the last trophy the blue half of Manchester celebrated was the second-tier league title in 2002 and before that only the 1976 League Cup.

In the decade since they have been bankrolled by the Abu Dhabi riches, they have won eight major titles, with the latest English Premier League success achieved in record-breaking fashion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2018, with the headline 'City's empire shows no signs of slowing down'. Print Edition | Subscribe