Former Manchester City shareholder John Ryan believes the club will secure a top 10 finish at least in the coming season under Sven-Goran Eriksson.

The Doncaster chairman saw his team lose 3-1 to City in a friendly on Saturday and is convinced the good times are just around the corner at Eastlands now the Swede is in charge.

Ryan said: "I feel under Sven they are in for a great season. I think they will finish comfortably in the top half of the Premier League. That will pave the way for a major challenge the season after for honours and Europe. The city of Manchester needs two top clubs."

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