Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini’s future looks to have been resolved after being told by the club’s owners that he will remain in charge for next season, Mirror Online reports.
The Chilean is said to have met chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak on Sunday night after arriving in Canada for the start of City’s post-season North America tour and was told his job was safe at least for next season.
He was thought to be sweating over his job at the Etihad Stadium after failing to deliver a trophy during his second season in charge of the Citizens, but it appears the club have decided to stick with Pellegrini due to their failure to prize top target Pep Guardiola away from Bayern Munich.
Reports in the Metro had claimed that City had a pre-contract agreement in place with former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, who was given his marching orders by president Florentino Pérez on Monday night.
However, after reported assurances from the Sky Blues, Pellegrini can now start planning an assault on the Premier League title next year.