Pellegrini likely to stay with Man City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is unlikely to be sacked by the club at the end of the season unless their form plummets between now and the end of the season, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Chilean won the Premier League and the Capital One Cup last season, but in his second year in charge he looks set to end without any silverware. Man City trail Chelsea by six points in the Premier League having played a game less, and were recently eliminated from the Champions League by Barcelona.

Pellegrini’s predecessor, Roberto Mancini, was sacked after going without a trophy in a season which followed success in the Premier League. And although the City hierarchy are unlikely to offer him a contract extension, they are likely to persist with Pellegrini for one more season unless form until the end of the season is considerably below-par.

The only other factor which could see Man City change their minds is if Pep Guardiola decides to move on from Bayern Munich. The Spaniard would be highly sought after across Europe, but City have been admirers for some time. Carlo Ancelotti has also been linked with the job should he leave Real Madrid.

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