The Citizens look unlikely to retain their Premier League title…
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has denied that he is under any pressure to win trophies from the club’s owners following their 2-1 loss away at Liverpool, which left the Blues five points behind table-topping Chelsea, who have a game in hand.
Pellegrini denies he is worried about his future in the job, despite rumours that a shortlist of Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola, Patrick Vieira and Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti has been drawn up to replace him when his contract expires this year.
BBC Sport quotes the Manchester City manager as saying, “The only pressure is when I don’t see my team playing like I want it to.
“Never when I sign a contract do they tell me I have to win the title every year, or five titles in five years.
“Only one team wins and that doesn’t mean all the others are failures. There are different ways to analyse a season, the title is important but not the only important thing.”
The current Premier League champions face Leicester in midweek, following that with a trip to Burnley on 14th March and will hope to claw back points on Chelsea in those games.