Manchester City's designate chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has outlined his plans to build a dynasty at Eastlands over the next 10 years - with Mark Hughes key to his vision of a golden era of sustained success.
The takeover of the club by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan and his Abu Dhabi United Group will be completed later today.
However the Middle East company have already stated their ambition by sanctioning the £32.5m British record signing of Robinho from Real Madrid.
Al Mubarak looked on as the Brazilian scored in the 6-0 victory against Portsmouth on Sunday and while City now have the financial muscle to compete with the best, he insists they are going to build from the ground up.
"We are genuine people and we want to develop this club in a sustainable manner," he told mcfc.co.uk.
"Nothing rash is going to happen, we are not going to do crazy stuff.
"We will work with (executive chairman) Garry Cook and Mark. They call the shots and we are here to support to help build a sustainable club.
"Mark is as good as they get and we are backing him all the way. He makes the football decisions and we are here to learn.
"We want to hear from the fans and the community. We want to bring this club back to the community and to the fans.
"We are here as long-term investors, and it makes sense for us to build a dynasty. Between Mark and Garry, I think we have a dynasty in the making.
"With our backing, with the commitment we are going to make to the academy in the next 10 years there is going to be a tremendous period for Manchester City and for us. And I think we are going to have a blast doing it!"
Al Mubarak reiterated that the manager will have the final say on transfer dealings.
He said: "One thing I have made very clear to Mark is that any player he wants comes from him.
"I am not an expert. It is Mark who runs the club and Mark who makes the football decisions.
"We are here to support and make financial decisions, but we are not here to teach Mark or Garry what to do.
"They are the professionals, we trust them, we have confidence in them and we are going to support them.
"Mark is an honest man, he's a leader, he's tough and he is everything you would want in a head coach. We trust him, he's one of the gems we saw in this club once we came here.
"He will put a plan together to win trophies, but we will be patient. As long as it is being managed properly and the players are doing what they need to do, then it will take whatever it takes."
Al Mubarak also met academy manager Jim Cassell and said: "That was one of my most enjoyable experiences. I have the highest confidence in him, we will be working a lot with him.
"We want to learn from the model that has been so successful here. My mandate from Sheikh Mansour was to spend as much time as I could with the academy, and I have promised him that's what I am going to do.
"I have promised him that I'll do what I can to ensure that this academy is the best not just in England, but in Europe."
Al Mubarak added: "The watchwords are patient, committed, and long term. If you look at Sheikh Mansour's track record and Abu Dhabi's track record in general, they are always sensible investors, well regarded by everyone."Reuse content