Manchester City legend Uwe Rosler believes the club are not only doing good on the pitch, but off it with their regeneration of east Manchester.
The 50-year-old, who played for the Blues from 1994 until 1998, had plenty to say about his former club in his latest column for German newspaper SPORT BILD.
City face Bundesliga side Schalke in the next stage of the Champions League, but Uwe doesn’t rate Schalke’s chances over two legs against Pep Guardiola’s ‘Shark Team’ and can only see Domenico Tedesco’s men having any chance if City massively under perform.
“For me, Schalke have only a very small chance, and if City’s best players fail [to perform],” the former City striker wrote.
He continued: “City has Pep Guardiola, in my opinion the best coach in the world. He is revolutionising football, his football doesn’t stop at a developmental level.
“My son Colin plays as a centre-back for City’s under-21s and sometimes trains with the pros. That’s why I know how unbelievably high the player and training level is.”
Rosler also praised City’s work in the community and their ability to balance business and giving back to fans.
“I’m very pleased how well the club has mastered the balancing act between commerce and fan relations.
“City makes a huge social contribution to the city. The east of Manchester has been totally revitalised by City’s construction projects. Thousands of jobs have been created by the upswing in the city.”