City are managed by charismatic former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola and now sit atop the league, and are faring well in the Champions League European competition. The series gives fans "a glimpse into the historic club, its legendary coach, Pep Guardiola and the weekly stories that unfold within the lives of the players now sitting on top of the English Premier League table", according to Amazon. Guardiola was one of the best players and coaches of his generation, having won three Champions League titles during his time at FC Barcelona.
Key Manchester City forwards like Gabriel Jesus (centre) and Kevin de Bruyne (right) could prominently feature in Amazon's new series.
Amazon will take viewers behind the scenes at high-flying English soccer team Manchester City in a series following the Premier League club over a season. "The story behind the coaches and players is fascinating and we are very excited to work with the Manchester City team to deliver an exclusive all access experience to our Prime members".
An Amazon Prime Original, the programme is scheduled for a 2018 release in more than 200 countries and in addition to taking fans into the inner sanctum of the Club's world-leading training facilities, it will also include interviews with the manager and access to executive meetings. Year-to-date, AMZN has gained 49.78%, versus a 16.85% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.
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