Manuel Pellegrini Close To Finalising Manchester City Move

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Manuel Pellegrini’s appointment as the new manager of Manchester City could be close to completion, according to the Independent.

The Chilean has been the favourite for some time to replace Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium, after reportedly holding talks with City officials the night before the team were beaten by Wigan in the FA Cup final.

The former Villareal and Real Madrid boss has confirmed his desire to leave current club Malaga, and a deal looks all but done for him to take over at City, with the club already completing two signings that he was believed to be requesting, in Fernandinho and Jesus Navas.

The pair have been confirmed as the club’s first two signings of the summer in the last few days, and it is now thought that Pellegrini will be the next major arrival at the Premier League runners-up.

The 59-year-old is greatly experienced and has won many plaudits for his fine work in Spanish football, though the only trophy he has won in European football is the 2004 Intertoto Cup.

Still, his arrival in England is greatly anticipated, as he is likely to bring exciting youngster Isco with him to City from Malaga, as well as other La Liga gems.


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