Pellegrini hasn’t done any better than Mancini

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Is he really an upgrade at Man City?

Date: 11th March 2014 at 12:44pm
Written by Chris Knight

After a protracted saga over the summer, Manuel Pellegrini was eventually confirmed as Roberto Mancini's successor at Manchester City. Having announced his intention to leave his post at financially-stricken Malaga in May of that year, there was an air of inevitability to the Citizens' announcement of the Chilean's appointment. Largely unheard of in European football prior to his spell in Spain, Pellegrini's managerial reputation on the continent has largely been forged from his exploits at Villarreal and most recently Malaga. At the former, the Chilean led them to finish as high as second in La Liga as well as reaching the Champions League Semi Finals. Pellegrini's Malaga proved to be one of the surprise packages of last season's Champions League, dramatically exiting the competition at the Quarter Final stage to Borussia Dortmund. Sandwiched in between these spells was an ill-fated season in charge of Real Madrid. Having been presented with record signings Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo, ... Read More

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