Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 105-112 CM
Manufacturer: Le Coq Sportif
Colour: Silver, fluorescent green & navy trim
Seasons: 2000/2001 & 2001/2002
Official Le Coq Sportif away football shirt from the 2000/01 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking jersey, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Manchester City's return to the Premiership after a four-year exile was the result of back-to-back promotions from the Second Division. But perhaps the team's two-tier climb back to the top flight again had been a little too rapid because it became apparent after just a few games into the new season that Joe Royle's men would be struggling to hang on to their newly acquired top flight status. After their first ten games though, they were enjoying reasonably stable mid-table form with four wins and defeats each; however, after a 5-0 humbling at Arsenal, it all went wrong and only four wins were achieved during the remainder of the season.
The team's relegation was confirmed by a defeat in the penultimate game of the season, and manager Royle, who had been the guiding hand that had brought the team so quickly back to the Premiership from the Second Division, was dismissed within days. Former England coach Kevin Keegan was appointed to replace Royle on a three-year contract and fans were given renewed hope of an immediate return to the elite.