Manuel Pellegrini has been told by Manchester City only silverware will keep him in a job.
The Chilean faces a daunting five-year target as Manchester City boss.
City chief executive Ferran Soriano declared: "I'd say we want to win five trophies in the next five years. That may mean we win no trophies one year and two in another.
"But on average I want one trophy or title a year. That is the Champions League, the Premier League and the FA Cup."
City axed Roberto Mancini after he failed to lift a trophy this year.
Soriano added: "If next year we don't win but progress our football and get to the semi-finals of the Champions League, finish second in the league and lose the FA Cup final again, that will be fine.
"We will ask the new manager to deliver good football to this fantastic squad and, if he does that, we will support him."