Incoming Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini could be given up to £100million to spend, chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has hinted.
Khaldoon has given a rare interview to confirm that he expects 59-year-old Malaga coach Pellegrini to take over from the axed Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium within the next fortnight.
And he is determined that the 59-year-old Chilean will be given every opportunity to bring in the players he wants in order to ensure that City will realise their dream of Champions League success in addition to fighting it out for the Premier League title.
Edinson Cavani, Isco, Fernandinho, Marquinhos and Jesus Navas have all been linked and would cost in the region of £100million to sign, but Khaldoon is willing to do what it takes for glory.
He said: “This is going to be a very important year for us.
“We’ve made some important management decisions. We will have a new manager on board in about two weeks.
“From day one, that manager has a responsibility to prepare a team for us for next season, a team that will be able to compete to win every competition we are involved in. We are now at that level.
“In order to do so, there’s no doubt that the team needs to constantly improve and evolve and this year is the same. We need to improve the team.
“The manager will make those decisions and we will support him. Our target from now on will always be to try to win every competition we play in.
“When we say we want to win everything, that’s obviously the same answer you’ll get from most people. But I’m saying it now with a level of confidence that we’ve never had before.”