Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed as the new manager of Manchester City. His appointment was confirmed by the club on Friday.
Pellegrini will replace Roberto Mancini who had been sacked after the defeat of Manchester City against Wigan Athletic in the final of FA Cup last month.
Pellegrini has signed a 3-year deal with the Premier League runners up. His annual salary will be 3.4 million Pounds.
Pellegrini had got the offer from Manchester City a few weeks ago and he had accepted that offer immediately, but, since, he had to sort out some financial issues with his former club Malaga, City delayed the announcement of his appointment.
The former Chile international is quite an experienced manager. He has been in this field since the last 26 years and he has managed a lot of clubs around the world.
Pellegrini hasn’t had the experience of managing Premier League teams though. This is the first time that he has been appointed as the manager of a Premier League team.
Attending his first press conference as City manager, Pellegrini admitted that he would be under the scanner straight away. He said, “If you are the manager of a big club like City, you are expected to win silverware every season.”
“We have got the squad to do it. I don’t think any other team in the league has got a better squad than us. If we play up to our potential, we will end up winning some big titles in the next couple of years.”
“The last season wasn’t that good for the club, but, I am sure the next season is going to be better.”
When asked what he wants to tell City fans who are not so happy with Mancini’s sacking, Pellegrini said, “I can assure the supporters that they will have fun watching the team play in the next season. We are going to play aggressive football and will entertain them.”