Joining the club in 2001 – the year City were relegated from the Premiership alongside Coventry and Bradford, while neighbours United won another title – Kloss has survived a succession of managers as City rapidly ascented to the global, Guardiola-helmed force it is today.

A Cambridge graduate who initially trained as a detective with the Metropolitan Police, Kloss manages a sizeable team based in Manchester, New York and Melbourne, plus a network of agencies. Three years ago, she was ranked 45th in a Guardian list of the most influential women in British sport.