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Man City may have hinted at Pep Guardiola's succession plan for key position

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Manchester City have come a long way from the uncertainly of one key position in Pep Guardiola's first season in charge. In his maiden campaign at the Etihad Stadium Guardiola made the huge call to make a goalkeeper who had been the last line of defence for City's two previous Premier League title wins not part of his plans going forward.

Joe Hart was to be ruthlessly moved on to pastures new. It was a decision that seemed very harsh at the time and, to an extent, still does.

It was magnified even further and made even more a questionable decision with the form of Hart's replacement in Claudio Bravo showed. READ MORE: Every word from Guardiola ahead of Man City fixture against Brentford Bravo proved to be a complete liability at times for City and not at the standard required to mount a Premier League title charge.

It was a problem Guardiola remedied the following summer with the acquisition of Ederson from Benfica for £35m. Five Premier League titles, an FA Cup and four League Cups later, there is no question the transfer business to bring the Brazilian to Manchester has been a success.

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