Malaga boss to replace Roberto Mancini at City next season.
Manchester City will replace manager Roberto Mancini with Malaga’s Manuel Pellegrini, according to the Guardian.
The Chilean tactician was recently rumoured to be in talks with City officials over the job, and was also a target for Roman Abramovich at Chelsea, and several sources claim the deal will now go through for the former Real Madrid manager to take over at the Etihad Stadium.
The decision comes at an awkward time, with Mancini and City set to compete in the FA Cup final against Wigan Athletic this afternoon, with even a win at Wembley seemingly not enough to save the Italian’s job.
Mancini replaced Mark Hughes at City when he joined in 2009, and delivered the FA Cup in his second season in charge. After further big-money moves in the transfer market, he guided City to a thrilling Premier League title win last season at the expense of rivals Manchester United.
However, a poor summer in the transfer market last year led to City limply failing to retain their title, with the trophy going to Old Trafford for a 20th time.
Legendary United manager Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement from the game a few days ago, and their rivals have followed suit in changing their manager for next season.