Richards joined City as a 14 year-old whole they were in the old 'First Division'.
‚ÄúObviously having been there since I was 14 ‚Äď 10 years now ‚Äď it means so much to everyone at the club,‚ÄĚ Richards told the Manchester Evening News.
‚ÄúSome players have been winning medals every season of their career. I‚Äôve been at City all that time and there were times when the club wasn‚Äôt even in the Premier League.
‚ÄúFortunately they were in the top flight when I made my debut but to see the club come so far in such a short space of time is just unbelievable.‚ÄĚ