City have been England’s dominant Club over the past 10 years, winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups, as well as qualifying for the Champions League for 10 consecutive seasons.
And speaking for the first time since the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) decision to overturn a two-year ban on the Club participating in the Champions League, the manager reiterated his love for City – but insisted the Club's chances of success do not rely on him.
“This club is incredibly solid with and without Pep,” he said. “This club had success before my arrival here with [Roberto] Mancni and [Manuel] Pellegrini - they won a lot of titles and played really good football.
“So whenever I leave - and I don't know - the structure of the club is going to grow and be solid and this is the most important thing.
“They have incredible players. We have it and want to keep it and reinforce as much as we can.”
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