Ex-Man City Star Slates Manuel Pellegrini

Micah Richards has been left furious over his treatment by Chilean boss…

Manchester City’s recently departed defender, Micah Richards, feels he wasn’t given a fair crack of the whip under Chilean manager, Manuel Pellegrini, reports the Daily Mail.

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The 26 year old secured a move to Fiorentina this summer in order to get more game time, the Englishman harboring ambitions of breaking back into the England squad.

Richards fears that with Man City’s free spending nature and willingness to bring in overseas talent, the club’s youth system is in serious jeopardy.

“I don’t have any bad feelings towards the club,” Richards began.

“They put me on the map and gave me a chance when I was 17, but I do have bad feelings towards the playing time. For any player, when you’re not playing it’s frustrating. When Roberto Mancini was in charge, he would rotate the full backs.”

“When we won the league in 2012, I played more than Zabaleta. So, I feel as though I could have been given more chances to play (under Pellegrini). I felt like I had improved and that I could do it at that level,” he continued.

Micah Richards was a player that showed great promise as a youngster, so if his move to Serie A can revitalise his career then it would be fantastic not only for the player, but for England too.


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