Why should this be a gradual process? This is the squad that people were saying should have been challenging for the CL at least last season and would have if it wasn't for the manager. Nothing's changed on that score Blargs, and he's supposed to have a £100m to add to it.
We should have been challenging, especially given how the season unfolded, but doesn't mean we should have definitely achieved it. The manager should have had us in that area of the table and if we were we'd have backed him, instead we were closer to the bottom 5 than top 5....
But things generally don't just happen overnight. City were a mid table side when mansour took over, they spent a couple of hundred million and finished 8th. They spent another couple of hundred million and finished 5th. They spent again and came 3rd and won the cup. The following season they won the league. And it's only last year 4 seasons after that title win that they made it to the knockout stages of the champions league.
Their finances were massive both in transfers and wages, plenty badly spent granted but they developed each season and ultimately got to the top. But even with their money it wasn't a case of spend 200m and get into the champions league let alone win the league straight away.
There is no problem with aiming for the top 4 next season, but if we finished 6th and got into Europe it's a step in the right direction and building each season to get back with the elite teams. If koeman can only get us to the first step and had us top 6 each season, then if moshiri is as ambitious as we are led to believe and going to finance getting us back to the elite then we replace him with someone that can take us on as Spurs have done several times until they've found the one that was capable of it.