League of Ireland minnows take to social media to deny that Man City coach Pellegrini will be joining club

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League of Ireland side Cobh Ramblers have denied that they are on the brink of appointing Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini, in what would be a truly astonishing move!

Strangely, the Chilean manager was photographed visiting Cobh on Sunday, with fans of the club sharing his photo on Twitter and prompting speculation that the manager would be signing for the Irish side when he leaves the Etihad Stadium.

However, with the story beginning to get traction on social media, the club were forced to deny the speculation—as per Goal—and took to social media to deny any emerging claims that he would be joining the club.

“Despite Manuel Pellegrini being spotted in Cobh today,” the club wrote on their @CobhRamblersFC account, “we can confirm that he is not set to join the club.”

Former Real Madrid coach Pellegrini won the Premier League with the Sky Blues in 2014, and has also won two League Cups with the Citizens, in 2014 and earlier this year, when they defeated Liverpool on penalties at Wembley.

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However, the manager will leave his position at the end of the season, with the club confirming on transfer deadline day that current Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola will be moving to Manchester in the summer.


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