Man City in no hurry to bring in Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini
Manchester City are in no hurry to bring Roberto Mancini’s successor to Etihad Stadium. Its appears as if Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini is set for the job, although Malaga are interested in letting Manuel Pellegrini go and the Chilean boss has denied being approached by Manchester City.
Nonetheless, in England the general perception about Manuel Pellegrini’s appointment is that the man is Manchester City bound. Manuel Pellegrini has actually turned into a prized object in the transfer market. Top notch European clubs are ready to employ him as their manager, although Manuel Pellegrini claims his interest only lies with finishing up his contract with Malaga.
Manchester City appears to be in no rush of bringing a new man to the helm. Assistant manager Brian Kidd has been made the interim manager of the club. With just one game against Norwich City remaining and that too at the Etihad Stadium, unlike Roberto Mancini he won’t be sweating for his job.
Brian Kidd, who used to be assistant manager at Manchester United, played for both Manchester clubs. The 63-year-old will also be in charge for Manchester City’s tour to the United States in the summer and when they play against Chelsea twice in St. Lois (May 23) and New York (May 25).
Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini’s other assistant David Platt handed in his resignation on Tuesday. Other members of Roberti Mancini’s staff; including reserve-team manager Attilio Lombardo and coach Angelo Gregucci are also expected to give up their posts.
Manchester City plans to invoke the €4 million release clause in Manuel Pellegrini’s contract with Malaga this summer. The former Real Madrid boss has led the Spanish club into the top four of the La Liga table and guided Malaga to the quarterfinals in the Champions League this season.
On the other hand, Roberto Mancini’s production of results has been absolutely abysmal. The Italian was unable to defend Manchester City’s Premier League title, although his team did come in second. In the Champions League Roberto Mancini and Co. were kicked out from the tournament in the Group Stages. The League Cup exit was made in the Third Round, but the final kick was delivered when Manchester City lost 1-0 to relegated Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final.