Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has declared his ambitious intentions for the club by stating that they will be trying to win the Premier League title next season.
Mancini took over the club from former manager Mark Hughes last year and took the club to within a couple of points of the Champions League places, eventually losing out to Harry Redknapp's Tottenham Hotspur.
City will be expected to spend big this summer and with this comes the pressure on Italian Mancini to grab at least the top four finish that eluded them this season.
The former Sampdoria forward is aiming even higher than this though, admitting that there is no point in not trying to finish as high as possible in what will be his first full season at City.
"I think the most important thing I try to instil in my players is that they must always believe that they can win - we need a winning mentality at this club because eventually, it pays off," he told the club's official website.
"It doesn't happen overnight and can take maybe six or eight months to really be absorbed, but if you are prepared to work hard every game, you will always have a chance of being successful.
"It's a simple observation but very true - you can't win anything without working hard."
I want to win a lot of trophies with this club," he said. "We did OK this season, but next season I want us to aim to win the Premier League.
"I think our fans are incredible and they have been wonderfully supportive to me since I first arrived.
"It makes me more determined than ever to bring them success - when we win our first trophy it will be a very good moment for everyone, I think."
There has been much speculation as to who Manchester City's owners billions would bring in this summer with dozens of high profile players being linked to the club, including Liverpool's talismanic forward Fernando Torres.
Skybet are offering 6/1 odds on City signing the Spaniard with 8/1 odds on him joining Barcelona.