Premier League Jason Wilcox: Manchester City academy unrivalled

Pep Guardiola could one day have a host of Manchester City-developed youngsters at his disposal, according to academy chief Jason Wilcox.

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Manchester City's head of academy coaching Jason Wilcox believes the club has an unrivalled quarry of young talent and is adamant Pep Guardiola will soon be spoilt for choice.

Sheikh Mansour pledged to build a football club set on developing for the future when he bought City in 2008 and almost two years on from the completion of their £200 million City Football Academy, things are starting to take shape.

Numerous young players have made their debuts since the facility's opening in December 2014 and former England international Wilcox feels City are well on their way to creating a dynasty built around kids developed within the club.

"I'm not someone who gets carried away, but I have never seen anything like the talent we have at this academy," Wilcox told The Mirror.

"We have got kids here who are at a level that is just mind-blowing. It makes me hope that I am working here for the next 10 years.

"We want Pep Guardiola to be spoilt for choice – and we are getting there.

"Our aim is to have a first-team squad packed with players from our academy. Not only that, it would also be great to get some Mancunian blood into the team."

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