Reebok Out Le Coq Sportif In?
Rumours have been circulating for some months now that Reebok are to be replaced as kit supplier when their contract runs out at the end of this season.
In today's Mail on Sunday, their reporter Bob Cass says "Following my revelation that Nike will be the kit suppliers at Aston Villa, another major change is on the cards at a top club. Manchester City are to end their association with Reebok and will switch from next season to French company Le Coq Sportif, who beat off a £2m bid from Puma."
The minutes from the Points of Blue meeting on 7 February 2007 with Alistair Mackintosh, Sara Billington and Paul Tyrell in attendance would indicate that a change is afoot. When asked about the kit situation the Club responded that the new deal was commercially sensitive.
We first wrote our views on the situation on 25 January 2007 and our article can be read in full here
We still feel that when the change of kit supplier comes it will give our Club a great opportunity to canvass supporter's views and opinions. In particular, supporters could be asked to put forward their designs for the next home shirt with the winning three designs chosen by an independent panel and put forward for inclusion in the choice of home shirts available which would then be voted on by the supporters. This process would ensure that our Club are keen to include the supporters in important decisions that affect them but perhaps even more important the first home shirt manufactured by the new kit supplier may become a sell-out/ commercial success. What a great way to start a new relationship.