Sven-Goran Eriksson: The Swede for whom both players and fans rebelled

After the sacking of Stuart Pearce, Sven-Goran Eriksson's time at Manchester City in the 2007-2008 season brought much-needed hope, optimism and a first Premier League double over Manchester United....

Stuart Pearce: The former City manager with an unwanted record

A day after the sudden departure of fan favourite Kevin Keegan, Stuart Pearce was appointed Manchester City manager on 11th March 2005 until the end of that campaign and remained...

Edin Dzeko: The Bosnian rough diamond

It's difficult to recall a player who divided opinion more than Edin Dzeko. The Bosnian forward spent four and a half years wearing the blue of City and scored...

Mark Hughes: The former Manchester United whose managerial reign divided opinion

Mark Hughes came to Manchester City in the summer of 2008 as the club sought long-term stability and a British core in order to achieve future success. He served...

Francis Lee: The Maine Road hero who later owned his beloved club

Without question, Francis Lee was one of the most naturally gifted strikers in English football throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was a player with a low centre...

Colin Bell: The magician who left a generation in awe

There is no doubt that Colin Bell is still considered by many as the best player Manchester City have ever had. Even opposition supporters marveled at his natural ability. A player...

Howard Kendall and the ‘love affair’ with Manchester City

On 7th December 1989,  Howard Kendall returned to England as manager of Manchester City and secured their survival with a comfortable 14th-place finish. Kendall had spent the previous two...

Peter Reid: The Evertonian who became a fans’ favourite

Following the shock departure from Howard Kendall in November 1990, Peter Reid was appointed player-manager of Manchester City ten days after having originally been given the role of caretaker. Despite the...

Mel Machin: The derby day gladiator and man of few words

Following the success as a coach at Norwich City like previous City manager John Bond, Mel Machin was appointed Manchester City manager in May 1987 when Chairman Peter Swales...

Kevin Keegan: The former England manager who cared too much

In May 2001, Manchester City once again suffered relegation from the Premier League which ultimately resulted in the departure of manager Joe Royle. Less than one week later Kevin Keegan...

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