New boss after ‘stylish’ forwards.New Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that he is chasing a new striker that will help him put his bold new style of football into practice at the Etihad, Sky Sports reports.
The former Malaga boss spoke with the press for the first time since his unveiling as manager at City and immediately addressed the hole in the side left by Carlos Tevez’s departure to Juventus last week.
“I spoke with Carlos a couple of weeks ago and I feel he didn’t want to stay here anymore. He was very clear to tell me. It was the best choice for him and the club,” he said.
“We have two strikers at the moment and we need another one. I won’t name names at the moment. We need two players in every position and we will try to do our best to get them.”
And Pellegrini highlighted his attacking philosophy as the main reason for wanting to come and test himself at the club as he hopes to lead the charge to reclaim the Premier League title and make a more meaningful challenge on the Champions League than predecessor Roberto Mancini ever did.
“One of the important reasons I’m here is the way my teams have always played. We are going to play an attractive game, always in the opposite side, always an attacking team.
“Five or six teams are always trying to win the Premier League and I’ll try to do that with Manchester City.
“I think that the Premier League is so important, as is the Champions League. I know the last two years weren’t good for Manchester City in Europe, but I’ll try to change that.”