Man City Set to Appoint Manuel Pellegrini as New Manager as Malaga Confirm Exit

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La Rosaleda boss seems Etihad Stadium bound.

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Malaga have confirmed that manager Manuel Pellegrini will be free to leave the club this summer according to Sky Sports. The former Real Madrid boss is expected to fill the vacant managerial post at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City sacked Roberto Mancini earlier this week and speculation has been rife that 59 year old Chilean Pellegrini is to take over from the Italian.

Pellegrini is well respected in Spain after his successful spells at Villarreal and Malaga and was perhaps harshly axed after just one season in charge of Real Madrid, during which his side collected a whopping 96 points from a La Liga campaign that still saw his side finish behind Barcelona.

Brian Kidd is in temporary charge of Man City at present and guided his side to a comfortable 2-0 win at Reading last night.

Manuel Pellegrini guided Malaga to a maiden Champions League berth in his first season in charge of the club and this term helped take the Andalusian side to the quarter-finals of the competition as well as another top six finish.

Malaga are however banned from competing in Europe next season and that may well have led to Pellegrini’s decision to seek a move elsewhere.

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