Sheik Mansour was unhappy. He'd been the owner of Man City for four years now and last season finally saw his team win the Premier League, but he still didn't get the respect he was due. The fans were happy with their FA Cup win two years ago and the title this season, but everybody else just said they'd bought the title. Rather than respect his creation, they mocked it for being a team of mercenaries, footballers with huge salaries and huger egos. He had learned the hard way that the English just didn't like what they thought was unearned respect.
Something needed to be done.
Opposite him his chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, looked worried. He too was annoyed with the fact that the football press still didn't take his club serious. But he was less than happy with the idea his boss had come up with.
"We're doing well, you know. This season we can go far in Europe, finally get to the Champions League final, maybe even win it. The squad is strong, Mancini is doing well as coach and they're finally into a team, yet you want to throw that all away?"
"Yes. I know what I want. The only way to get the english to respect us is if we play the game their way. I'm sure. Man City needs to go English."
"Sell all the foreign players, replace them with English ones, then win the title again? Can't we at least keep Mancini?"
"No. We get an English manager. Somebody new, somebody unknown, somebody... ours. Somebody like Nathan Adams"
Cue dramatic music.
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