Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side have put a disappointing 2016/17 campaign behind them and are already looking forward to the next campaign with the Citizens chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak aiming for quadruple of trophies in 2017/18 season.
Guardiola has endured a barren season for the first time in his decorated coaching career while City’s only trophy in the last three years is the League Cup.
But after launching a summer spending spree with moves for Monaco star Bernardo Silva and Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, Al Mubarak used his end-of-season review to challenge City to go for a clean sweep of silverware next season as they’re prepared to splash more cash.
“Why not? The dream of doing the Treble, yes. You mentioned the Double, no I want to do the Treble, or else let’s go for the Quadruple,” the Etihad Stadium chief said when asked about his side’s chances next term.
“We should have that aspiration. I have it, no doubt. Sheikh Mansour drives me for it every day, but you look at the organisation, you see it in Pep’s eyes and in everybody within our group.
“Pep wants to win it all and that’s what I love most about him because that’s how I feel, we want to win it all. We might not be able to achieve it, but I can assure you, we’re going to try to do that.
“I can tell you today, because I’ve tasted it, because I’ve felt it, when I look at the future, it’s about successfully executing this plan that we constantly develop every year to try to win, winning it in the right way and achieving history for this club forever, that excites me.
“We’re on the right track. We have a great manager, we’re all working behind him, supporting him.
“We are going to do our work this summer. The trajectory is right and I’m very optimistic. I want the fans to share my optimism and support us – we can’t do it without you.”