Guardiola has admitted such a lacklustre performance would have seen him sacked at his previous clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
The Manchester giants are one of the title favourites and have spent £156m this summer, while Hughton guided Brighton to promotion from the Championship last season.
City have been quite busy once again this summer, most noticeably the acquisition of the "super-kick" 'keeper Ederson and the remarkable-double-record-breaking signings for defenders Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy, the two pacy full-backs/wing-backs.
'I am looking forward to play in the Premier League for one of the best teams in England and I will do my best to help the team achieve their goals.
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Asked if he considered benching Mahrez, Shakespeare said: "All things come into your mind, but what I've seen from him is a focused and professional attitude".
And for all the millions pumped into Manchester City in recent years, they wouldn't fare much better, finishing 63 out of more than 100 professional teams. With the departure of Romelu Lukaku, Ronald Koeman looks to bolster his squad with the likes of Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, and Jordan Pickford which will likely make them a top four contender this season.
Yes, just last season Leicester City were defending Premier League champions.
Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. "So, I didn't think twice when I got the proposal from City".
Key players: Anthony Knockaert was named Championship Player of the Season a year ago.
United's last game of the season saw them beat Ajax in the Europa League final - making it two trophies for Mourinho's team across the 2016/17 season and sealing Champions League qualification for United despite their sixth-place league finish.
"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we have this season".
"When you go to Germany, Spain, Italy to buy - it happens with United, Chelsea, all the big teams - it's £10-£15m more expensive". Lacazette acknowledges the Premier League will be a big step up.
Liverpool are hopeful of keeping Phillipe Coutinho at the club and it is likely that they will do so, but the Merseyside club - whose only big-name move was the acquisition of Mohamed Salah - will be another team hoping that existing players such as Phillipe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Leroy Sane produce their best consistently if they are to have a shot at the league.
With such an influx of talent, it may take some time for the new signings of the club to adjust to Guardiola's system - and City fans will be hoping this occurs sooner rather than later.