Man City boss told to win trophies or risk losing his job

Manchester City have warned Manuel Pellegrini that his side must pick up a trophy or else his job could be under jeopardy, according to reports from the Express.

His role was being considered during the summer, with a host of managers said to be lined up to replace the 62-year-old.

City failed to win anything last term, finishing second in the Premier League, were knocked out of both domestic tournaments, and once again failed to advance past the round of 16 in the Champions League.

Club chairman Khaldoon Al Murabak and chief executive Ferran Soriano have told Pellegrini that owner Sheikh Mansour expects his side to pick up at least one trophy every season.

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“The desire for silverware has always been a critical element of Sheikh Mansour’s strategy for the reinvigoration of Manchester City both on and off the pitch.

“The fact that we consider last season to be below par for Manchester City is a testament to how far we have come in the last seven years. This is a level of ambition that we should not shirk or shy away from.

“No team can expect to win every year, but competing to win in England’s domestic competitions and improving our performance in the UEFA Champions League are entirely reasonable goals for Manchester City.”

With the Chilean manager’s role under heavy scrutiny from the board, he must continue to meet the expected standards as Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is said to be lined up as the club’s first choice managerial candidate.