Vieira targets more of the same
Manchester City's football development executive Patrick Vieira believes the team are capable of winning back-to-back titles.
Vieira never managed that feet himself as a player despite helping Arsenal to Premier League glory in 1998, 2002 and 2004, but he thinks it will be a different story for City. The Frenchman is convinced such an achievement would set down a marker to Manchester United who have dominated English football for the last two decades. City certainly have the financial clout to improve upon their success this season, which saw them finished first in the top-flight for the first time in 44 years, thanks to two stoppage time goals in the 3-2 win at home to QPR on Sunday. Vieira said: "With Arsenal it was difficult to win the title back to back. United did it for quite a long time. As a club it is important to win it back to back, that is what you strive to do, but we know how difficult it is. "Football is a cycle, every five or six years, and I hope this club will have the stability that you need to be successful. We know success comes with stability. "We have a young team, really talented, with the determination to do well. Hopefully this team, for the next four or five years, will dominate the English game."