Former Malaga boss admits verbal agreement in place.
Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he has a verbal agreement in place with Manchester City according to Goal.com.
Speculation in recent weeks has strongly linked Pellegrini as Mancini’s successor, with some sources suggesting that a deal was agreed months ago.
Club officials are keen to appoint the right man to replace Mancini as the Italian manager’s sacking appears to have not gone down too well with the club’s fans.
Mancini guided City to their first ever Premier League title but was given the chop after he failed to secure the club any silverware this season.
City are keen to rebuild and mount a stronger challenge on the Premier League title next season and have reportedly identified Pellegrini as the man to lead them to glory.
Pellegrini is highly rated in the game having guided Malaga to a fourth place finish in La Liga as well as the Champions League quarter finals.
The 59 year old recent revealed that he and his coaching staff would be leaving Malaga at the end of the season, paving the way for his arrival at the Etihad Stadium.
One of his first tasks at the club will be to persuade Carlos Tevez to sign a new deal with the club.
Tevez has just one year remaining on his current deal and talks have stalled as Tevez waits to discover the appointment of the new manager.