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Manchester City rise to third in financial sustainability rankings – club managed by 177-appearance legend also feature



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Manchester City have been named as Europe’s third most financially sustainable club, and are the only English side to rank in the top 10.

Pep Guardiola’s side extended their unprecedented success with a further three trophies during the recent 2023/24 campaign, lifting a record-breaking fourth consecutive Premier League title, alongside the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

Manchester City, who also won the UEFA Champions League as part of a landmark treble in 2023, have won six of the last seven Premier League’s and a total of 17 trophies since Guardiola’s arrival in 2016.

The Sky Blues have enjoyed huge financial success as a result of their major achievements on the field, with Manchester City posting £712.8 million in revenue from the 2022/23 season, an increase of £99.8 million.

Manchester City recorded their highest ever revenue and record profits as a result of the treble-winning campaign, with commercial revenue of £341.4 million.

The Etihad outfit were displaced by Real Madrid on the Deloitte Football Money League in 2024 despite the record figures, although the Blues were the highest ranking Premier League club.

Manchester City have ranked as the third most financially sustainable European club however, with Scandinavian clubs dominating the list published by Off The Pitch.

The rankings are based off a weighted model, using on EBITDA-margin, return-on-assets (excluding exceptional income) and Equity-ratio.

Norwegian pair Bodø/Glimt and Molde FK ranked ahead of the Premier League champions, with the Sky Blues being the only English club to feature in the top 10.

AGF Aarhus, who ranked in eighth place, are managed by Manchester City legend Uwe Rosler, with the German having made 177 appearances for the Blues between 1994 and 1998.

Rosler scored 64 goals, and moved to Manchester City permanently after a return of five goals in 12 games during the 1993/94 campaign.

The 55-year-old previously managed both Leeds United and Brentford, and has been coaching in the Danish top-flight since 2022.