Manchester City have today announced the long awaited appointment of Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini on a three-year contract who succeeds former boss Roberto Mancini following a three year spell in charge at the Etihad Stadium.
The former Real Madrid and Villarreal manager arrives from troubled La Liga outfit Malaga who have just discovered that they have been expelled from European competition following overdue payments owed to rival clubs.
It will be Pellegrini’s aim to wrestle the title back to the blue half of Manchester following cross-town rivals United stealing their crown in 2012/13 but the signs are promising following the Citizens’ twin capture of exciting talents Fernandinho and Jesus Navas already this summer.
Manchester City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak told the club’s official website: “We have been greatly impressed throughout the selection process by his philosophy, his attitude and his commitment to the long term development of Manchester City. I am delighted that he has joined us.”
The 59-year-old claimed that he was delighted to have taken on the role and both he and City will eagerly be anticipating next Wednesday’s Premier League fixture announcement.