Premier League club set to make approach for Chilean manager.
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Manchester City are lining up Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini as a potential replacement for Roberto Mancini according to El Pais.
Mancini’s position at the club is reportedly under consideration after the club lost significant ground to city rivals Manchester United in the race for the Premier League title this season.
The Italian manager guided the club to their first Premier League title this season but has reportedly disappointed with the club’s hierarchy after failing to keep pace with United and the club’s early exit from the Champions League.
Mancini himself is said to have become frustrated with his side’s performance, believing many of the club’s players to have become complacent following their title triumph last year.
The Premier League side are reportedly set to make enquiries to Malaga about the availability of Pellegrini after being impressed with the La Liga’s side performances in the Champions League.
The Chilean manager has guided the club to the quarter finals of the Champions League where they are set to face off against Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
Pellegrini has won plaudits for the way he has kept the Spanish club together after the club’s wealthy owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani withdrew his financial support for the side.
Malaga’s success this season has come despite the club having to sell key players including Santi Cazorla, Jose Rondon and Nacho Monreal.