City boss insists his job will be safe – regardless of Roma result

Manuel Pellegrini says he has no fears for his job if Manchester City fail to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League this evening,  reports the Telegraph.

City head into tonight’s game with Roma knowing they need all three points in the Stadio Olympico, as well as a favour from Bayern Munich against CSKA Moscow.

Pellegrini was said to have been informed by the club’s owners that the Champions League quarter finals were the minimum requirement this season, but the Premier League winning coach does not fear for his position should they fail in Rome this evening.

Asked if the match was going to be decisive for his future at the club, Pellegrini said: “No, I don’t think so. It’s an important game and we all want to qualify but I don’t think what happens will have any link to my future. I never received any kind of pressure from the club. I think we will qualify but it has nothing to do with my future here.

“We always try to win every game and be an attacking team. We are not going to change just because it is, as you say, a knockout game. We will try to play the way we do in every game.”