Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore have revealed that he would prefer the title race to go to the wire, instead of one team running away with English football’s biggest prize.
Pep Guardiola’s side romped to the Premier League title in record-breaking fashion, essentially having the title in the bag by Christmas time such was their complete and utter superiority to all other teams in the division.
In fact, it was Manchester City’s 2013/14 victory that was the last time the race for the title went down to the last day, which certain critics have pointed out has made a mockery of the Premier League claiming to be the most exciting domestic competition in the World.
This will be Scudamore’s 20th campaign as EPL CEO and the 58-year-old admitted that he would much rather the winner to still be up in the air heading into the seasons final round of fixtures.
“It doesn’t take away from City’s excellence, but we want the season to go to the last,” Scudamore told the BBC.
“I’d like multiple trophies needed in various locations on the last day because we don’t know how it will end.”
“I’d like someone to get a little bit closer to Manchester City. Clearly, given the way they played last season, they look like the team to beat.”
The 26th Premier League season begins on Friday night when Manchester United face Leicester City at Old Trafford.