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Ex-Manchester City boss slams Manuel Pellegrini over failure after big spending

Former Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has slammed current boss Manuel Pellegrini for his failures with the club this season after spending so much money.

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The Swede, who has also formerly managed the England national team, says City should be doing better this season considering the money they’ve spent in the transfer market.

Pellegrini has spent an incredible £172m on just eleven players since taking over at the Etihad Stadium, and although he won the Premier League and Capital One Cup double in his first campaign with the club, he looks set to finish trophyless this term and possibly even out of the top four after a surprisingly poor recent run of form.

According to The Sun, Eriksson is one of many keeping an eye on the situation at City who is not impressed, hinting that Pellegrini is to blame given the quality of the players currently on the books at the club.

He said: “With the squad City have they should be doing better.

“They have the best players in the Premier League, so they should be the best team — but they are not.

“I don’t know what is going wrong but, with the money they have spent, they have to do better. It is not good enough.”

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