Pressure growing on Chilean boss.
Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini is apparently living on borrowed time with the Daily Mail claiming that the Chilean has 12 games to save his Etihad Stadium career.
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Whilst it may seem harsh that Pellegrini’s time at City is under threat, the former Malaga manager having won the Premier League last term in his first season on charge, it does appear that failure to secure major honours could cost the 61 year old his job.
Defeat to Liverpool on Sunday has left City with a mountain to climb if they are to retain their domestic title, rivals Chelsea being five points clear with a game in hand, whilst progress in the Champions League looks no easier.
Pellegrini’s side fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of their knockout encounter and it will take a Herculean effort for Man City to secure the result needed at the Nou Camp to secure passage to the Champions League quarter-finals.
This source also calls into question Pellegrini’s transfer dealings and it’s fair to say that some of the big name signings he has brought in since taking over at City haven’t impressed.
The likes of Eliaqium Mangala and Fernando, who cost a combined £47m last summer, have not adapted swiftly to life in the Premier League and last term’s capture of Stevan Jovetic is another which hasn’t quite worked out for Pellegrini.