My tribe

Man City target local Somali talent

Manchester City's academy setup is continuing it's innovations.

City's youth system is one of the most successful in Europe. Micah Richards, Michael Johnson, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Steven Ireland and Joey Barton all emerged from Jim Cassell's Academy at Eastlands, and City have now appointed a liaison officer to help tap into Manchester's growing Somali community in an effort to corner that particular market of youthful talent.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?