Khaldoon Al-Mubarak not happy after Manchester City's failed title defence

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The Citizens came into the 2019/2020 season after winning back-to-back league titles, but their defence this season was nothing short of disappointing.

Rivals Liverpool secured the league title last month with seven games of the campaign to spare and were 23 points above Guardiola's charges at the time.

City are still in contention to win the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup to go along with their already-secured Carabao Cup title, but the Spaniard admits the chairman was not happy with their showing in the league.

"Internally, when I don't like something, I say to my chairman. My chairman is not happy with me. We finished 21 or 23 points behind Liverpool.

1. Liverpool: 44 trophies
1. Liverpool: 44 trophies
2. Manchester United: 43 trophies
2. Manchester United: 43 trophies
3. Arsenal: 33 trophies
3. Arsenal: 33 trophies
4. Chelsea: 26 trophies
4. Chelsea: 26 trophies
5. Aston Villa: 21 trophies
5. Aston Villa: 21 trophies
6. Man City: 19 trophies
6. Man City: 19 trophies
7. Tottenham Hotspur - 17 trophies
7. Tottenham Hotspur - 17 trophies
8. Everton - 15 trophies
8. Everton - 15 trophies
9. Newcastle United - 11 trophies
9. Newcastle United - 11 trophies
10. Blackburn - 10 trophies
10. Blackburn - 10 trophies

"He's not happy with me, but we discuss internally to try and do better next season, to convince them, but always on the pitch."

The Citizens take on Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final this weekend while they welcome Real Madrid to the Etihad for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie in August.