Manchester City players show full support for Manuel Pellegriniís arrival
Pablo Zabaleta is the latest among the group of Manchester City players backing the employment of Manuel Pellegrini as the new manager of the club. The Argentinean full-back believes the Chilean manager will be the right man to succeed Roberto Mancini at the Eastlands.
Manuel Pellegrini is hot-favorite to assume the hot-seat of Manchester City after confirming that he will be leaving Malaga this summer. Most of Manchester City players have thrown their support behind the arrival of the former Real Madrid boss, although they have their sympathies with sacking of Roberto Mancini.
This won’t be the first time Pablo Zabaleta will be in the association of Manuel Pellegrini. The Argentina international met the 59-year-old at the Argentinean side San Lorenzo. Back then Manuel Pellegrini was a first-team coach of the club, but since then he has achieved a lot of success.
“I have never worked under Pellegrini before, when he was at San Lorenzo I was in the second team,” Pablo Zabaleta said. “I don't know him as a person but he did well at Real Madrid, Villarreal and Malaga. We will see if Pellegrini signs for Manchester City.
“His way to play football is great. Somebody told me he is a great manager so we will wait to see what happens. Hopefully if he comes to City he can just carry on with his football.”
Manuel Pellegrini has recorded impressive form with Malaga this season. Malaga managed to reach the quarterfinal of the Champions League under his guidance and remained in contention for a Champions League spot all season.
“He likes to play attractive football,” Pablo Zabaleta added. “What I saw with Malaga, whenever they played they played to win.
“This is something important for a top team. Wherever you go to play, you play to win. Whoever is the manager, players need to work hard. When a new manager comes in you need to show you want to keep your place in the team and I am sure we will do in the pre-season.”
Manchester City are yet to make any official announcements on this issue, although their officials have been found talking to the representatives of Manuel Pellegrini. Therefore, consider this a done deal.