Manuel Pellegrini Targets Champions League Glory With Manchester City

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New City boss wants to ‘win it all’.

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New Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to win the Champions League with the club in his first season, according to the Telegraph.

The Chilean was confirmed yesterday as joining the club from Malaga, replacing Roberto Mancin, who was sacked towards the end of the 2012/13 season for failing to win silverware.

Pellegrini has long been the favourite to take the job, though it has taken a long time to finalise a deal between City and Malaga.

Speaking after being unveilled as the club’s new boss, the 59-year-old spoke of his ambition to try and win everything with his new team next season.

“We’re going to try to win it all,” he said.

“Everyone knows, if you arrive at a club like Manchester City, you must win titles. They have invested a lot of money for improving the squad every year and to try to win titles every year.

“We have the best squad in the Premier League, we have wonderful players and we can reach important titles in the next three or four seasons here. We have everything we need to be successful next year.

“Last season, they [City] were not successful in winning a title, but I’m sure next year we are going to win maybe the Premier League, the Champions League.”

Although Pellegrini has only won one trophy in his time in Europe, he believes his experience of guiding smaller teams to the latter stages of the Champions League will prove valuable experience as he looks to deliver the title to City.

“With Málaga, I reached the quarter finals of the Champions League and with Villarreal also the quarter finals and semi-finals of the Champions League.

“All my experience will be useful for me to arrive here in Manchester and win the Champions League, that is my target.”

Pellegrini’s only trophy in European football is the 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup with Villareal, though he is widely respected for his time in Spanish football, which also included one season in charge of Real Madrid.

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