It’s not every day that Sergio Aguero rocks up at your front door to deliver the job of your dreams.
However, that’s just what happened to Lee John Kenny, 24, from Stretford in Manchester, the winning candidate in our Mission Cityzen recruitment drive.
Lee saw off competition from hundreds of City supporters all over the globe to secure this once-in-a-lifetime post - shaping the club’s new global membership, Cityzens, which launches this summer.
Supporters from as close as Manchester, Stockport and Altrincham and as far afield as Australia, India, the USA and the UAE, applied for the post after they were challenged to send in a compelling video to outline why they were the perfect person to take up this new role in City’s Fan Relationship Management department.
From there, the applications were whittled down to a three-person shortlist – all of whom were invited to the Etihad Stadium for the next stage of the process: a series of challenges set by Blues’ luminaries, past and present, to prove that they were fan enough to secure this prestigious position.
After a video compiling their feats was posted on mcfc.co.uk, supporters were asked to vote for their winning candidate and Lee John Kenny was crowned the victor, earning the job and this shock visit from his hero.