City reveal financial results

Manchester City halved their losses for a second consecutive year and the club expects to break even as early as next season.

Last Updated: 29/01/14 at 18:22 Post Comment

Manchester City: Have slashed their losses in recent seasons

Manchester City: Have slashed their losses in recent seasons

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

City have posted improved results in recent years and recorded a £51.6million loss last season, down from £97.9million in 2012 and £197.5million the previous season.

Turnover was a record high of £271million, up from £231million, and is the second-highest in the Premier League.

City also paid off all their debts, which totalled £58million a year ago, and the club's chief executive Ferran Soriano admits significant strides have been taken in cutting losses and boosting turnover.

"Growing revenues and controlled expenses are bringing the club to break-even in the immediate future and profitability thereafter," he said.

City will receive extra income this season, including around £25million extra from the new Premier League TV deals, while they earned financial reward after reaching the Champions League knockout stages.

The club must comply with UEFA's financial fair play rules and hope to be within the 45million euro limit of losses once the money spent on facilities and youth development are taken into account.

In the club's annual report, City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said winning

trophies was the key to the club's strategy.

He said: "We have every reason to be optimistic. The core group of players we have assembled in recent years has shown that it has what it takes to prevail in the most challenging of circumstances.

"With the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini and the further strengthening of our squad, Manchester City has entered the 2013-14 season with a renewed sense of confidence for the future.

"The club has made no secret of the fact that winning championships is at the heart of its strategy. However, we are also seeking to create teams that play creative, entertaining football, and at the same time to continue to build a socially responsible and commercially successful off-field operation to harness the opportunities generated by our on-pitch performance."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

ted, manchester
The Insecure Gossip

H

e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

notalentjones
Benteke ignoring speculation

I

n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

FairyNuff
Shaw told to shape up

Footer 365

Champions League: Henning Berg hopeful of Legia Warsaw's chances against Celtic

Legia Warsaw boss Henning Berg hopes his side can get a positive result against Celtic in their Champions League tie.

Premier League: Ross Barkley signs new four-year contract at Everton

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

Transfer news: Southampton's chairman says Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will stay

Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will not be sold, according to Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger.

Mail Box

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

Don't You Worry About Southampton...

We can't help but agree with one mailboxer who tries to calm the crisis-mongers gathering around Southampton, while we have mails on Man United's squad...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property