Man City will review Pellegrini’s position at the end of the season

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini’s job will be reviewed come the end of this season, according to the Daily Star.

The Chilean, who guided City back to the title in his first season in charge of the club, is coming under increasing pressure following his side’s indifferent start to the campaign.

They are in a bad patch of form that has seen them win just on game in six in all competitions – being knocked out the Capital One Cup, seeing their Champions League hopes hang in the balance and sit eight points of league leaders Chelsea.

It is thought he still has the backing of City bosses but will need to prove he is the man who can still take them forward over the course of the season.

Domestic form is the biggest concern to those in charge of the club and a club source told the newspaper: “Now it looks like the team basically has to go on a winning run to put the pressure on Chelsea and at least make a fight of the title battle, otherwise there might be a change.”

Sheikh Mansour and partner Al-Murbarak have shown their ruthless streak in the past – most recently axing Pellegrini’s predecessor Mancini after the club failed to defend its Premier League crown and finishing bottom of their Champions League qualifying group.

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