Premier League gives green light to Manchester City’s comprehensive kit change for the 2024/25 season

Premier League gives green light to Manchester City’s comprehensive kit change for the 2024/25 season

Manchester City have been given the green light by the Premier League after submitting a special request ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Pep Guardiola and his players made history for Manchester City last December when they added their first victories in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup to their final trophy that had previously eluded the organisation.

Manchester City’s eligibility for the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup was a direct reward for their status as European champions after they defeated Inter at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul in June 2023 thanks to a single goal from Rodrigo.

City faced a semi-final and final clash in Saudi Arabia after Pep Guardiola’s men beat Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds 3-0 before defeating Brazilian giants Fluminense 4-0 in the final on December 22.

With the coveted trophy came the honour of being able to wear the FIFA Club World Cup gold badge for the remainder of the 2023/24 season. Now an update has been released on whether City will be able to wear this honour in the new season.

It is explained that the Etihad Stadium club contacted the English top flight and asked if they could continue to wear their gold badges on their shirts next season in honour of their victory at the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia.

In response to this request, MailSport confirmed that Premier League officials have given their four-time defending champions the green light to do so for the duration of the upcoming 2024/25 season.

Manchester City will be able to keep their 2023 FIFA Club World Cup winners’ badge as there will be no tournament this summer. The revamped tournament will feature 32 teams and will restart in summer 2025, with Pep Guardiola’s players taking part.

FIFA approved the association’s widely controversial plans, but it drew criticism from across the football community, with players’ union FIFPro claiming it had not been consulted and the PFAs of England and France taking legal action.

What is also crucial, however, is that the FIFA Club World Cup will no longer be an annual tournament.

Following the latest edition of the tournament, FIFA confirmed that the revamped competition will be held every four years. From Europe, teams such as Chelsea and Real Madrid are already confirmed as winners of the Champions League from 2021 to 2024, alongside Manchester City through their success in 2023.