Man City boss given seven matches to prove his worth

A source out of Manchester City has stated that Manuel Pellegrini’s role at the club will be reconsidered at the end of the season, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The 61-year-old manager has struggled to take his team into the advanced stages of the Champions League, while recent league losses to Burnley and Crystal Palace have dropped them into fourth.

It is now likely that Pellegrini will miss out on retaining the Premier League title as they are currently nine points away from leaders Chelsea.

However, the Chilean boss is set to be given the final seven games to try and narrow the gap as much as he can in order to prove his worth to the club hierarchy.

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“There are no plans to sack him. If the team can close the gap on Chelsea and make it a fight to the finish then it shows he still has the backing of the players,” a club source stated.

“But if the worst happens and we tail off to finish lower down the table then, yes, there will be a problem I’d imagine.”

His first task will be to try and overcome third place Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend, and hope to come away with three points.

Failure to beat their city rivals will be seen as a huge blow in their title chances and will not go down too well with the board and the fans.