Alan Shearer Sends Warning To Premier League After City Title Win
Manchester City have won the Premier League at an absolute canter and now the next phase is trying to defend the title, Alan Shearer has warned their rivals that they might not find it as hard as hoped.
There aren't many teams who have won the Premier League. Manchester United seemed to have the monopoly on it at one point, with Blackburn Rovers the only blip, until Arsenal turned up to create the best rivalry of the generation, then Chelsea won it, next Manchester City joined the party and finally Leicester shocked everyone with their win.
The only thing that seems more difficult than winning the title is defending it. Only Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho have managed to do that so far and in recent years follow ups have proved very difficult.
City's defence in 2014/15 was the last good one, Chelsea finished 10th the season after they won under Mourinho, Leicester were 12th after their triumph and again this season Chelsea look like finishing outside the top four.
So can Pep Guardiola's side buck the trend next year? Well Alan Shearer certainly seems so. Writing in his column today the former Newcastle United striker revealed he thinks City's dominance will go on a little while longer, saying:
"You go through all of City's team and he has improved every player. They are all playing the way Pep wants them to play. The worrying thing for all the other clubs now is that City could be around for a long, long time.
"They are going to be tough to knock off their perch because they are going to improve again in the summer, spending on one or two big hitters to try to win the Champions League.
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"This season, they could still go on and break a whole host of records and, knowing Pep, he will not let them step off the gas."
It won't make good reading for the likes of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp and the rest of the managers won't want to be battling for the title of the best of the rest for the next few years.
Going back to the United and Arsenal rivalry from the late 90s it would be brilliant if one team could mark themselves out as actually having a chance to challenge City next term and going forward.
City fans will be hoping that Guardiola doesn't fancy stopping at anytime soon or that Jose Mourinho does what he did at Real and find a way to stop his adversary.
Can anyone stop City next season?