Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher has revealed that he believes Manuel Pellegrini’s job at Manchester City is far from safe, and that he may be sacked at the end of the season, Daily Star reports.
The 61-year-old saw his side get knocked out by Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 after a 3-1 aggregate score-line.
In addition to losing a place in the quarter-finals, City’s recent 1-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley in the Premier League now sees them trail leaders Chelsea by six points, with the Blues also having a game in hand.
The Citizens are also on the verge of losing their second place slot, as both Arsenal and Manchester United are following close behind.
The Gunners are only a point adrift from the Sky Blues, while the Red Devils are off second spot by two points, another factor that could spell the end of Pellegrini’s reign in charge of the club.
Carragher admitted that he doesn’t think the Chilean manager will be at the Etihad next season, despite winning the Premier League title less that a year ago.
“I don’t see him staying,” he said.
“I’m not saying that is the right thing because a man who wins a league and a Cup and then doesn’t win the title in the next season, we’re getting at the stage we used to laugh at Italy for.”