Manuel Pellegrini

  • Manchester City exit looms for Micah Richards and Scott Sinclair 3 days ago

    The Manchester City careers of Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and John Guidetti appear to be over after manager Manuel Pellegrini said the trio were not part of the squad for this season. Former England defender Richards, who made his debut for the club in 2005, has rarely featured under Pellegrini, kept...
  • Manuel Pellegrini wary of second-season collapse August 18, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remains wary of avoiding another "disaster" the season after winning a Premier League title, despite the comfortable nature of Sunday's opening 2-0 victory at Newcastle United. Three years ago, City claimed their first top-flight title in 44 years under Italian Roberto Mancini but were off the...
  • Manchester City complete signing of France defender Mangala August 11, 2014

    Manchester: France defender Eliaquim Mangala became Manchester City's most expensive signing of the off-season when he joined the English champions from FC Porto on Monday for a reported fee of 32 million pounds ($54 million). Strengthening City's defense has been one of the priorities of manager Manuel Pellegrini. The 23-year-old Mangala...
  • Title holders Manchester City still looking for reinforcements July 23, 2014

    English champions Manchester City are still in the market for new signings to boost their title defence, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday. Pellegrini has already brought in Brazilian midfielder Fernando from Porto, French fullback Bacary Sagna from Arsenal and goalkeeper Willy Caballero from former club Malaga but isn't convinced his...
  • Noisy neighbours Manchester City bask in ultimate humiliation of United May 12, 2014

    A huge roar erupted in the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as the final Premier League table was displayed on the giant screens with Manchester City on top and Manchester United's name highlighted in seventh place. City's 2-0 win over West Ham secured the title on the final day of the season...
  • Manuel Pellegrini is a title winner at last in Europe May 12, 2014

    Thrown into the air by his jubilant Manchester City players, Manuel Pellegrini is a league winner at last in Europe with the skeptics silenced. "It's a great experience," Pellegrini said after Sunday's title-clinching 2-0 win over West Ham. "It's not easy to come to the Premier League - the most difficult...
  • Manuel Pellegrini has improved Manchester City, says David Silva May 11, 2014

    Manuel Pellegrini has given Manchester City an "extra push" in his first year in charge, Spanish playmaker David Silva said in hailing the Chilean's impact with City on the brink of their second Premier League title in three seasons. Since taking over from Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium last June...
  • Manchester City need only a draw against West Ham to clinch EPL title May 9, 2014

    England: The climax to this season has taught us there's no such thing as a foregone conclusion in the English Premier League. Manchester City avoiding defeat at home to West Ham, however, is as close it gets. And that's all City need to achieve on Sunday to clinch a second championship in...
  • Manchester City confident of winning EPL title May 8, 2014

    Manchester: Manager Manuel Pellegrini expects Manchester City to be crowned English champions for the second time in three seasons with his side needing only a point from their final home game against West Ham United on Sunday. City will win the Premier League unless Sam Allardyce's West Ham pull off a...
  • Nothing decided yet, says Manchester City's coach Manuel Pellegrini May 4, 2014

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini warned his side not to take their eye off the ball despite a 3-2 victory at Everton on Saturday that put them in reach of the Premier League title. Edin Dzeko's double after Sergio Aguero had cancelled out Ross Barkley's early effort moved City above Liverpool...
  • Manchester City have destiny in their own hands: coach April 28, 2014

    Manuel Pellegrini was tight-lipped about Manchester City's Premier League title chances but stressed the importance of having their destiny back in their own hands following the 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Defeat by Liverpool two weeks ago looked to have ended their quest for a second Premier League title...
  • Manchester City must win last five games to win EPL, says Pellegrini April 17, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City must win their last five Premier League matches if they are to be crowned champions, manager Manuel Pellegrini said after the damaging 2-2 home draw against bottom side Sunderland on Wednesday. City took the lead through Fernandinho's early strike but they struggled to hit top gear and Connor...
  • Manchester City title hopes in tatters after Sunderland draw April 17, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Everton suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by mid-table Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to put a huge dent in their...
  • Manchester City can still win the title, says Pellegrini April 14, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini insisted his team can still regain the Premier League title they lost last season despite Sunday's 3-2 defeat by leaders Liverpool. The result left them seven points behind the Merseysiders with two games in hand, the first at home to bottom club Sunderland on...
  • Manchester City hitting form at right time, says Pellegrini April 6, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned his Premier League rivals that his side are hitting their stride as the title race enters its final stretch. Saturday's 4-1 home win over a lively Southampton side was City's fifth in their last six matches, with the other result a 1-1...
  • Manchester City's defensive resolve delights Pellegrini March 26, 2014

    Manuel Pellegrini praised Manchester City's defensive resolve after they comfortably beat neighbours Manchester United on Tuesday, saying it gives his free-scoring title-chasers more freedom to attack. City's 3-0 win at Old Trafford means they have kept clean sheets in their last five Premier League games, the first time they have the...
  • United, City renew hostilities in Manchester derby March 25, 2014

    Manchester: As statements of intent go, it couldn't have been much bigger. "If we only consider this season," Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said, "there is just one club in Manchester - and it's ours." That comment - an eye-catching one from a coach usually so reserved in front of the media...
  • Pellegrini hails 'professional' City after Hull win March 16, 2014

    Manchester: Manuel Pellegrini hailed the professionalism of his Manchester City team after they maintained their English Premier League title challenge with victory at Hull City on Saturday despite playing with 10 men for 80 minutes. City's 2-0 win at the KC Stadium combined with Chelsea's later 1-0 loss at Aston Villa...
  • Manuel Pellegrini optimistic on Sergio Aguero injury March 14, 2014

    England: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hoping Sergio Aguero will be out for only two weeks after the striker injured his hamstring against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday. Aguero was substituted at halftime during the 2-1 loss at the Nou Camp and the Argentina forward underwent a scan...
  • Manchester City focused on Wigan, not Barcelona: Manuel Pellegrini March 7, 2014

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said there was no danger of his side letting their minds wander to next week's Champions League showdown with Barcelona as they gear up for an FA Cup rematch with holders Wigan. City host the Championship side in the last eight on Sunday before travelling...
  • Pellegrini lands first trophy in Europe, now wants more March 3, 2014

    London: It has been a long time arriving but Manuel Pellegrini can finally celebrate some meaningful European silverware - 10 years after arriving in Spain as a relative unknown. The Chilean coach, who earned plaudits for his work at unfashionable Villarreal and Malaga, either side of a brief stint at Real...
  • City manager Pellegrini hit with European ban February 28, 2014

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been banned for three European matches for his comments about the referee after his side's Champions League defeat by Barcelona, UEFA said on Friday. The Chilean, who questioned the impartiality of Swedish official Jonas Eriksson, will sit out two games with the other suspended...
  • UEFA charges apologetic City boss Pellegrini February 21, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been charged with misconduct for his comments about the referee after his side's 2-0 Champions League home defeat by Barcelona, UEFA said on Friday. Pellegrini questioned the impartiality of Swedish official Jonas Eriksson and accused him of deciding the outcome of Tuesday's last-16 first-leg...
  • UEFA opens investigation after Manuel Pellegrini's rant February 20, 2014

    Nyon, Switzerland: UEFA opened an investigation on Thursday following Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini's outburst against the referee who oversaw his team's 2-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona this week. Pellegrini said after the first leg of their round of 16 tie that referee Jonas Eriksson "decided the game" when he...
  • Pellegrini risks UEFA action with ref outburst February 19, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini risks UEFA disciplinary action after an outburst on Tuesday against the referee who oversaw their Champions League loss to Barcelona, questioning his partiality and competence. A rare measured voice in the turbulent world of English football since arriving last year, Pellegrini finally lost his cool...
  • Toure has no regrets about leaving Barcelona February 17, 2014

    Manchester: Yaya Toure has "no regrets" about leaving Barcelona nearly four years ago for Manchester City and believes he can join a select band of players to win the Champions League with two different clubs. The muscular 30-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder was in the Barcelona team who beat Manchester United in...
  • City now a bigger club than United, says Pellegrini February 17, 2014

    Manchester City, who face Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, are now a "bigger club" than arch-rivals Manchester United, coach Manuel Pellegrini said on Monday. The 60-year-old Chilean coach, in his first season at the Etihad Stadium, delivered the line straight-faced in reply to a question at a news conference...
  • Man City striker Aguero out of Barcelona clash February 17, 2014

    Manchester: Sergio Aguero has not fully recovered from a hamstring injury and will miss Manchester City's Champions League round of 16 first-leg match against Barcelona on Tuesday, coach Manuel Pellegrini said on Monday. The 25-year-old Argentina forward, who has scored six times in five Champions League matches this season, pulled his...
  • Revenge not a factor in win over Chelsea, says Pellegrini February 16, 2014

    Revenge was not on the agenda for Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini as he watched his side cruise to a 2-0 victory over Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday. City suffered a 1-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea at their Etihad Stadium on February 3, but Pellegrini said...
  • Mourinho jibes a ploy to ease pressure on himself: Pellegrini February 15, 2014

    Madrid: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is trying to ease the pressure on himself with his regular jibes at Premier League counterparts. Mourinho's latest target was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, whom he labelled on Friday a "specialist in failure", and the Portuguese irritated Pellegrini last week...