Manuel Pellegrini Close To Being Sacked By Manchester City, Says Club Legend

Former City striker doubts current boss will last.

Former Manchester City striker Rodney Marsh believes manager Manuel Pellegrini may be edging closer to the sack if poor recent results continue, according to talkSPORT.

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Despite winning the Premier League in style in his first season last year, Pellegrini has been unable to maintain his side’s form this term, with the team already six points behind league leaders Chelsea and out of the Capital One Cup after a highly disappointing home defeat to Newcastle United this week.

This followed on from a surprise loss at West Ham United at the weekend, while the club have struggled as usual to make an impact in the Champions League, despite investing so heavily in world class players to help them compete at this level.

Marsh believes the players are not anywhere near their best at the moment and that Pellegrini is in danger of finding himself in a similar situation to his predecessor Roberto Mancini, who was shown the door just a year after winning the Premier League title as he lost the dressing room at the Etihad Stadium.

“I think he will get the sack,” Marsh said. “There is every chance if this carries on that Pellegrini will be out the same as Mancini was.

“If Pellegrini carries on like this, and Man City don’t win the league or get to the final at least of the Champions League, I think Pellegrini is sacked.”

City need to improve quickly as they face a huge Manchester derby against bitter rivals United this weekend.

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