We're half way up our Everest – Sheikh Mansour promises more for City fans

Sheikh Mansour has overseen a huge transformation at Manchester City, but he still feels the team is only half way to where it wants to be.

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Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has promised supporters there is much more to come following the 10th anniversary of his takeover, adamant it is still "only half way up our Everest".

City was in a dire financial state before Mansour purchased it in early September 2008, but since then its fortunes have changed dramatically.

Mansour, a member of Abu Dhabi's royal family, has reportedly invested more than £1.3billion in City, developing state-of-the-art facilities at its home base and transforming it into one of Europe's elite.

In the 10 years of the Mansour era, City has won three EFL Cups, the FA Cup and a trio of Premier League titles, including last season's record-breaking success, but it is yet to claim that elusive maiden Champions League crown.

Therefore, Mansour feels City still has some way to go and lots more to win.

In an open letter to City fans, Mansour wrote: "So, what do the next ten years hold?  I know you all remain ambitious and so do I.

"It feels that we are only half way up our Everest. There is much more to do and there is much more to win.

"That is why you will continue to see us strive to recruit the very best talent into this club and its sister organisations in all functions and at all levels. 

"Khaldoon [Al Mubarak, City chairman] and I know that we will not get everything right all the time.

"As we continue on this journey I would ask you to please always bear with us and please be assured that, even when we stumble, we will try to remain true to our values and to make you proud of what we do and how we do it on your behalf."

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