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Pep Guardiola Welcome "I am absolutely excited about Pep joining our team. I consider Pep to be one of the best, if not the best manager today in football. We are getting a manager that epitomises in my view, passion and commitment. He’s a winner. He’s a proven winner. He has won professionally in every team he has coached. His record at BM, his record at FCB I think speaks for itself. The trophies, he has won - every single club competition out there from UCL to La Liga, the Bundesliga to the FIFA Club World Cup, to the respective cups in both leagues he has played. We are getting a proven winner, a passionate man, we are getting someone that I think will be an incredible asset to MCFC and I have no doubt he will transform our team to a whole new level. Pep always has a knack for talent and he loves to find young players that have incredible talent. He finds that talent, he nurtures it and you find them evolve and really succeed in both respective first team experiences that he has had at FCB and at BM. And today at our club, we have that, I think we have incredible talent today. It’s the first time in years since we started this experience that truly, and at every level almost, within the football club we have incredible talent." Khaldoon Al-Mubarak, Chairman of Manchester City Football Club Badge and Kit Launch July 2016

"As players, we feel so proud every time we pull on a Manchester City shirt. The team have all been really impressed with the technology that has gone into the new design and this year’s kit is even more special as we have our new Club badge on it. There’s definitely a real sense of excitement around the Club as we approach the new season – I just can’t wait for it to start!" Kelechi Iheanacho, First Team Player

"The badge is so symbolic of Manchester City and everything that the Club represents; for the players and the fans. It’s really exciting to see it on the new kit and myself and the Manchester City Women’s team just can’t wait to wear it. This is the most technologically advanced kit that we have ever had and a fitting way to kick-off the next chapter in the Club’s history." Steph Houghton, Manchester City Women’s Captain

Website Launch July 2016

"The time was right for a full revamp of our site, reflecting both the new expectations of our digital fans and our vision of where media consumption is heading. The main benefits of the new can be described simply: more of the content you’ll love with a better overall experience. The site is mobile-first, video-rich, and features engaging social content from across the club, our teams and players, our fan base and the wider football community. It adapts to the match cycles, makes it easier to discover trending or related content, and contains a fresh and modern design. We can proudly say that this site has been co-created with our fans as we involved them in multiple steps of the journey – from early research into what they liked or disliked about our and other sites, to advanced user experience design testing employing eye-tracking technology and high-fidelity prototyping, to a final open beta phase involving the launch of an MVP, user questionnaires and behavioural analytics. The new site is the latest example of our sustained commitment to innovating across the club, all directed at connecting better with our fans in both Manchester and around the world and ultimately strengthening our sense of community." Diego Gigliani, SVP Media and Innovation, City Football Group Badge Reveal December 2015 "I have been so impressed from the outset with the club’s approach to this entire badge project. There are not many clubs that would seek fans’ views on such a central issue and there are even fewer, if any, that would then commit to respond so faithfully to the feedback received. The Club have listened, presented the information impartially and have responded appropriately. Not only have they reacted to the fact that the majority wanted to return to a round badge, they have also ensured that the three most favoured symbols as fed back by the fans have been included. On a personal level, I love the new design. It just feels right." Kevin Parker, General Secretary of the Official Supporters Club "This Club knows how important its heritage is to its fans and it has ensured that those fans being consulted were fully aware of the history behind its previous symbols and I was privileged to play a part in that process with my lectures. I am most pleased that what has emerged, is a badge that can be described as a modern original – a badge that is authentic to the club and to the city, but with future facing touches. It respects and echoes badges that have come before it, but is not a pastiche of them. Personally I am also thrilled that for the first time, the club’s birthdate is featured. What a perfect statement about how long this club has been around and how far it has come." Gary James, Manchester Football Historian "They have given us our badge back. I am delighted." Noel Gallagher, City Fan "What I find particularly pleasing is how much the words Manchester and City stand out on this badge. With the inclusion of three evocative regional symbols of the ship, the rivers and the rose, there is no doubting that is a badge that is heavily tied to the city in which it resides and to which it has given so much." Howard Bernstein, CEO Manchester City Council "I am really looking forward to wearing it. It’s something new. This is what I love about this club and the journey I have been on since I’ve been here. There have always been new and exciting things and every one of them positive. It’s no different with this badge. I think it’s great.” Joe Hart, Goalkeeper. Longest serving Manchester City player DOWNLOAD PRESS PACK

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