Weaver believes Europe must be the prime target.
Former Manchester City goalkeeper Nicky Weaver has said that he believes that new boss Manuel Pellegrini needs to make a full on assault on the Champions League next season, talkSPORT reports.
Weaver, who made over 200 appearances for the club over a 10-year spell between 1997-2007, believes that the Chilean is the right man for the job but feels that former boss Roberto Mancini was hard done by after being sacked following the FA Cup defeat to Wigan Athletic last month.
“I feel Roberto Mancini was a little harshly treated, to win the title and then a year later get sacked is a little bit harsh,” he said.
However, he quickly turned his attention to Pellegrini by insisting that the club need to put a better challenge in Europe following their two disappointing campaigns in the Champions League.
“First and foremost Pellegrini needs to put a better challenge up in Europe. The last two Champions League campaigns have been disappointing and I think ultimately that’s probably what cost Mancini his job.”
Weaver, 34, is currently without a club after being released by Sheffield Wednesday at the end of last season and the former England under-21 international has stated that he wants to carry on playing.