Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's input at the club could extend to helping design his team's next shirt.
Guardiola is renowned for his thorough approach and the club are prepared to let the City manager have a say as they launch a new Man City kit this summer.
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The Citizens are switching to the German manufacturer from current supplier Nike in a long-term deal understood to be worth £65 million per year over 10 years.
City chief executive Ferran Soriano said: “Pep and the coaches are interested in the technical aspects of the shirt and the training gear. They are very interested and their demands are very high.”
Man City's new kit deal with Puma will be the second biggest in the Premier League, behind only Manchester United's £75 million-per-year agreement with adidas.
The arrangement, which was signed with the club's holding company City Football Group, also includes sister outfits Melbourne City, Girona, Club Atletico Torque and Sichuan Jiuniu.
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The new Man City kits will be supplied for all men's, women's and junior teams at those clubs.
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