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Manchester City Appoint Manuel Pellegrini On 3-Year Deal: It’s Official [PHOTOS]

manuel pellegrini 600x337 Manchester City Appoint Manuel Pellegrini On 3 Year Deal: Its Official [PHOTOS]

Manchester City have officially confirmed that Manuel Pellegrini is their new manager to replace Roberto Mancini.

The announcement, which was made today, locks Pellegrini down to a three-year contract with the Premier League club.

Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said:

“Manuel is a hugely experienced and successful manager with a proven track record.

“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.”

manuel pellegrini garden 600x337 Manchester City Appoint Manuel Pellegrini On 3 Year Deal: Its Official [PHOTOS]

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Pellegrini has more than 25 years of managerial experience during which time he has led clubs in his native Chile, Ecuador and Argentina to six major trophies, including League titles with LDU Quito and Argentinian sides River Plate and San Lorenzo. His last nine years have been spent in Spain where he has impressed with his management of Villarreal, Real Madrid and most recently Malaga.

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6 Responses to Manchester City Appoint Manuel Pellegrini On 3-Year Deal: It’s Official [PHOTOS]

  1. christian says:

    Here’s to the new boss. Big shoes to fill.

    • cheeky says:

      One look at the tactical nous of one Pellegrini and you’ll be singing his praises, guaranteed. Mancini’s dour no-winger brick wall schematics will be forgotten in short order.

  2. john thomas says:

    As much as I loved Mancini the more time that passed and the more he criticized his players in public, we knew he had to go. Hopefully Pellegrini will the most, I heard his man managment skills are there.

  3. Marc L says:

    Footage of him entering for the press conference announcing the official hiring here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNxRQRxBH3w

    • john thomas says:

      I will miss Mancini’s press conferences, as his english improved they became more and more enjoyable to watch, would have been fun to see Mancini vs Mourinho next yr as well.

  4. cheeky says:

    I love this guy. City fans are in for a treat.

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