Former Man City manager Roberto Mancini says successor Manuel Pellegrini should win a trophy every year

Current Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini, formerly of Manchester City, believes his under-fire successor Manuel Pellegrini should be winning a trophy every year, and believes the Chilean was incredibly fortunate to inherit such a strong side in the summer of 2013, reports Sky Sports.

Pellegrini won the Premier League title and Capital One Cup in his first season at the club, but is on course for a trophyless campaign this time around. Manchester City are six points adrift in the title race, with Premier League leaders Chelsea also having a game in hand, while on the brink of elimination in the Champions League, as last-16 opponents Barcelona have a 2-1 lead ahead of tonight’s second leg clash at the Nou Camp.

Roberto Mancini was in charge of the Sky Blues between 2009 and 2013, winning the 2011/12 Premier League title, 2011 FA Cup and 2012 Community Shield. He was sacked in 2013 following a disappointing campaign on all four fronts, and believes Pellegrini must continue to deliver trophies while in charge of the Citizens, while adding that he was lucky to have such a strong team at his disposal.

“I think Pellegrini was really lucky because he got this team that is a strong team and he has a chance to put in more good players. I think City can win a title every year and have a chance – it should and must try to win a title every year,” said Mancini.

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