Man City treble parade LIVE: Jack Grealish carries on party and Pep Guardiola smokes cigar as fans welcome back heroes after Champions League triumph
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Sleep-deprived Manchester City winger Jack Grealish admits he has had ‘the best day and night’ as the club celebrated their treble-winning season following the capture of the Champions League title.
Even a typical Manchester downpour and passing lightning storm could not dampen spirits as Pep Guardiola and his squad paraded their newly-acquired European Cup alongside the Premier League trophy and FA Cup.
City returned from Istanbul on Sunday afternoon and it has been one long party – with celebrations set to continue for a while longer as Grealish was overheard to ask striker Erling Haaland: ‘Are we having it?’ while on their one-mile tour around the city centre.
Haaland’s response was to empty a bottle of champagne over the £100million signing, who later told a large crowd assembled in St Peter’s Square: “For the past 24 hours I’ve had the best day and night. To be fair I don’t think I’ve had any sleep.”
Meanwhile, Grealish was pictured being carried out of an Ibiza hotel by teammate Kyle Walker after a ten-hour party on Sunday.
That’s it for today on talkSPORT.com’s Manchester City blog.
We’re done for the night but doubtful the Manchester City players are.
If there’s anyone in the Manchester City squad who’s earned a right to dance, it’s John Stones.
Erling Haaland rocks some fun head gear, and Kalvin Phillips looks like a Happy Mondays tribute act.
Safe to say Jack Grealish is having the time of his life.
He said at the parade: “Basically for the past 24 hours I’ve had the best day… I don’t think I’ve slept!”
We have no idea where Jack Grealish got this high vis jacket, but he rocks the look superbly!
Ruben Dias showing off his winners’ medals collection.
What a season John Stones has had by the way.
Erling Haaland taking in his adoring fans.
The striker has more than earned the right to celebrate, scoring a whopping 52 goals all season.
A few more snaps from Manchester City’s bus parade.
Now Erling Haaland has gone shirtless in the rain.
Despite the rain, plenty have come out to show their love for the Manchester City players.
Here he is… Pep Guardiola has got the cigar out.
Some bromance Erling Haaland and Jack Grealish have!
This is what it means to be a treble winner.
The bus parade is officially under way and the champers is already flowing.
UPDATE: Jack Grealish has put a top on now.
Good thing too as the rain is pouring down in Manchester.
Former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha has a message for those who had their doubts about Erling Haaland last summer.
*Cough cough Rory Jennings…
Safe to say Jack Grealish is carrying on the party…Noel Gallagher said on talkSPORT earlier today: “I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t fall off the bus!”
Manchester City’s treble-winning bus parade is starting later this evening.
And our man on the ground, Micky Gray, will be giving you all the latest updates for you.
Everton have announced a major reshuffle to their board of directors.
Chief Executive Officer, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Chief Finance and Strategy Officer Grant Ingles and Non-Executive Director Graeme Sharp have left their roles.
The club also revealed that a statement will be made regarding interim appointments as well as chairman Bill Kenwright within the next 48 hours.
Kenwright said: “This has been a great board who have all worked tirelessly for the club, no matter what the circumstances.
“My relationship with Denise has been known as one of the closest in football. I thank her for her many achievements, particularly her magnificent work in respect of our new stadium.”
RB Leipzig will demand a fee of at least £75million to sell defender Josko Gvardiol to Manchester City, talkSPORT understands.
City boss Pep Guardiola is targeting Gvardiol along with Croatia teammate and Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic.
The current world record fee for a defender is the £80m Manchester United paid Leicester for Harry Maguire.
Real Madrid star Luka Modric has reportedly turned down an eye-watering deal worth €80million to move to Saudi Arabia.
Spanish outlet Marca reports that the Croatia midfielder is keen to stay at his current club for another year.
The report adds that should he have accepted the offer from Al-Ahly he would’ve pocketed seven times the amount he’s earning at the Bernabeu.
Aaron Ramsey has opened up on the struggles of playing abroad and admits he doesn’t know where his future lies.
Ramsey has triggered a one-year contract extension at Nice after playing more than 30 games for the Ligue 1 club this season. But it has been reported in the French media that the 32-year-old midfielder wants a longer deal to stay at Nice and that may not be forthcoming.
“I’m not sure what my future is at the moment,” Ramsey said ahead of Wales’ Euro 2024 double-header against Armenia and Turkey.
“The most important thing is for me to focus on these games. We will find out in a few weeks’ time, when everything has settled down a bit. My full focus is on Friday (against Armenia). I’ll have to keep you guys (the press) waiting a bit longer.”
Ramsey added: “There’s always rumours going around, isn’t there? There is always that bit of noise.
“This season has been a success for me personally, I played a lot of games and some good football. The only thing missing was a few goals, but that will come again.
“The most challenging thing is being away from my family. That’s the situation I find myself in. I’ve been away from my family and seeing the kids growing up, missing out, it’s always difficult. Difficult for anyone to go through, I imagine.
“Whatever we do going forward, we will be reunited and back together.”