Manchester City first team coach David Platt has sent a warning to the rest of the competition that the club is primed for a tilt at the title next season.
City beat league leaders Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford on Monday night and although they remain 12 points behind in the title race, Platt says they are not going away anytime soon as they see a successful era ahead.
"The potential is being realised," he said.
"It is a very good team, it is a very good football club. It is not going away.
"That is the main message, not just to come out of last night but forever.
"Regardless of what happens in the league this season, we aren't going away.
"We will be there next year and long may that continue. We will keep getting stronger and stronger."