Pep Guardiola hails Mumbai City FC
Famed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Monday described sister club Mumbai City FC’s feat of topping the Indian Super League points table and booking a spot in the AFC Champions League (ACL) as “an incredible achievement”.
On Sunday, Mumbai City beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 in the final league encounter of the ongoing ISL to win the League Winners Shield and book a place in the coveted ACL for the next season.
“Congratulations to everyone. Incredible achievement. Big achievement for City Football Group. Congratulations to everyone, manager Lobera. Very happy,” tweeted Guardiola.
Mumbai City FC, coached by Sergio Lobera, is one of the eight clubs worldwide whose majority stakes are owned by City Football Group (CFG).
Lobera also praised CFG’s effort in making Mumbai City a very good side. “I am very happy because the club and the City Football Group have made a big effort to give us all that we need to work with. It is a moment to enjoy,” he said.
Manchester City is the flagship club of the CFG. In 2019, Mumbai City sold 65 per cent of its stake to CFG whose majority stakeholders are Abu Dhabi United Group.