Outgoing Malaga Coach Manuel Pellegrini has admitted there is a chance he could become the next manager of Manchester City, Sky
Roberto Mancini was sacked by the former Premier League champions after failing to deliver a trophy this season, his contract terminated days after City were beaten by Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final.
City released a statement in which they set out the criteria they desired in the Italian’s successor, with Pellegrini a contender even before Mancini was fired. And the Chilean, who will leave Malaga at the end of the season, has conceded he could turn up at the Etihad Stadium – while City’s chief executive, Ferran Soriano, agreed that Pellegrini had a lot of the qualities he is searching for in the next boss.
“I am lucky to have good options and Manchester City is an option,” Pellegrini said. Soriano, meanwhile, is quoted as saying: “I think the boxes are right. You know what we want, said Soriano. “The analysis of the candidates goes beyond the results that we can see.
“Age is not relevant at this point, but with the kind of squad we have, we want a senior manager.
“We want a manager who knows about football but we want somebody who knows about man management and this is something we are convinced about, that it is impossible for us to win the Champions League if we don’t have a group that behaves like a family.”
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