MANUEL PELLEGRINI

  • Man City's Vincent Kompany could miss rest of season: Manuel Pellegrini April 17, 2015

    London: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany may not be fit before the end of the season because of a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The 29-year-old central defender limped off at halftime during last weekend's 4-2 derby defeat by Manchester United and could miss City's remaining six games...
  • Manuel Pellegrini feeling the heat after painful derby loss April 13, 2015

    Manchester: When fans sing "you're getting sacked in the morning" it is galling enough for the opposing manager, but when he is the coach of the champions and they have just been thumped by their derby rivals you know there is a big problem. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini saw his...
  • Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini relaxed despite Crystal Palace loss April 7, 2015

    Manuel Pellegrini said he was not concerned about his stuttering team or the security of his job after Manchester City suffered a huge blow in the Premier League title race after a 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday. Phlegmatic Pellegrini struggled to explain how his dominant City side were beaten...
  • Manuel Pellegrini concedes EPL title is beyond Manchester City March 20, 2015

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the faltering Premier League side's season is far from a "disaster", but his 100th game in charge is unlikely to be a celebratory occasion after he conceded defeat in the title race on Friday. City host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in the Chilean's centenary...
  • Pellegrini sees Manchester City progress despite Champions League exit March 19, 2015

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his side are making progress despite being handed a masterclass in Champions League football by Barcelona on Wednesday for the second season in a row. The City boss tried to remain upbeat after his expensively-assembled squad fell to a 1-0 defeat on the night and...
  • Pellegrini dismisses idea his Manchester City days are numbered March 18, 2015

    Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed a suggestion his days as Manchester City manager may be numbered as his side prepare to try to overturn a 2-1 deficit to Barcelona in Wednesday's Champions League last 16, second leg. Pellegrini has a contract with City until the end of next season but a run...
  • Manuel Pellegrini's reign at Manchester City appears to be reaching end March 16, 2015

    London: With the Premier League trophy being so meekly surrendered and a season without silverware looming, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini cannot grumble if the club's hierarchy already has his replacement lined up. That's the way City seems to operate these days and it can be seen as logical planning to...
  • I'm at Manchester City for the long haul, says Manuel Pellegrini March 13, 2015

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has committed himself to the club despite speculation that failure to land a trophy this season could see the Chilean packing his bags. The champions are five points behind Chelsea in the Premier League and face a daunting task in Barcelona next week where they...
  • Manuel Pellegrini not feeling pressure despite Manchester City woes March 3, 2015

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is under no pressure from the club's owners despite a recent slump that threatens to leave them without a trophy this season. The Premier League champions are struggling to keep pace with leaders Chelsea and face an uphill battle to stay in the Champions...
  • Retaining title 'difficult', says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini March 1, 2015

    A dejected Manuel Pellegrini said it would be "difficult" for Manchester City to catch leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League after they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Champions City could have closed the deficit to two points with the west London side...
  • EPL: Selection dilemma for Manchester City as Bony prepares for debut February 21, 2015

    Manchester: Five weeks after his big-money transfer to Manchester City, Wilfried Bony is ready to play his first match for the English champions and give manager Manuel Pellegrini a selection dilemma up front. Bony became one of the most expensive African players of all time when he joined City from Swansea...
  • Manchester City are back in the groove, says Manuel Pellegrini February 12, 2015

    Normal service has been resumed, according to Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, after his side rediscovered their free-scoring touch to beat Stoke City 4-1 and halt a worrying form slump on Wednesday. City have endured a miserable start to the year but the swashbuckling style that had gone AWOL to leave...
  • Manuel Pellegrini hopes draw at Chelsea can spark revival February 6, 2015

    London: Winless in four games, it is unsurprising that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is clinging to the hope that last week's draw with Chelsea might help cure the January blues that threatened to derail their title bid. The City manager has seen his side slip five points behind last week's...
  • EPL: No love lost as Chelsea, Manchester City set for title showdown January 31, 2015

    It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way. Their simmering rivalry is set for another chapter in Saturday's top-of-the-table Premier League...
  • Manchester City facing the blues? January 29, 2015

    Defending Champions, best team in the league last season, yet they have failed considerably this year. Now facing a daunting task to recover their season, is it all over this year for the blue half of Manchester? Such are the expectations from this City team full of stars, anything other than...
  • We can win without Yaya Toure, says Manchester City boss January 23, 2015

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season. Toure is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and his departure has...
  • Yaya Toure unsure about future in Manchester City January 17, 2015

    London: Yaya Toure has again thrown his future into doubt by claiming he doesn't know if he will still be a Manchester City player next season. But manager Manuel Pellegrini was quick to dismiss talk of a transfer at a press conference on Friday, insisting the 31-year-old was fully committed to...
  • EPL: Manchester City lose ground in Premier League title race January 10, 2015

    Liverpool- Manuel Pellegrini's side was far from its best and even the return from injury of leading scorer Sergio Aguero as a second-half substitute could not get the defending champions over the line. Fernandinho put City in front in the 74th minute but Steven Naismith's glancing header shortly afterward earned a...
  • Manchester City will sign a striker in January, says Manuel Pellegrini January 9, 2015

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will trawl the January transfer market in search of a striker tasked with helping the Premier League champions to successfully defend their title. City, who sit level on 46 points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table, have lacked attacking options in...
  • Manchester City eye another Wembley FA Cup triumph January 3, 2015

    London: Manchester City's recent emergence as a genuine footballing power started with FA Cup success in 2011 and, if manager Manuel Pellegrini has his way, it will continue with another triumph at Wembley in May. The current Premier League joint-leaders face an apparently easy third round home tie on Sunday against...
  • Manchester City pay heavy price for lack of spine December 29, 2014

    London: The absence of Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero cost Manchester City dear as they blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday. The Premier League champions looked certain to cut the gap on leaders Chelsea to one point with a 10th successive...
  • Pellegrini sets Manchester City target of 87 points to retain EPL title December 26, 2014

    London: Manager Manuel Pellegrini has set Manchester City a target of 87 points to retain their English Premier League (EPL) crown. The defending champions trail Chelsea by three points going into the trip to West Bromwich but are on course to meet Pellegrini's mark as they approach the halfway point of...
  • EPL: Manchester City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea December 20, 2014

    Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Saturday. With Chelsea not playing at Stoke City until Monday, a City victory at the Etihad Stadium against a Palace side who have failed to...
  • Manuel Pellegrini hails Roman warriors not big-name absentees December 11, 2014

    Pellegrini celebrated Manchester City's remarkable brinkmanship in securing a Champions League knock-out spot on Wednesday by hailing the champions' Roman warriors rather than the absent leading players. The unruffled Chilean, who must have feared a quick exit before his side made a remarkable comeback against Bayern Munich last month, almost made...
  • Manuel Pellegrini confident of retaining English Premier League title December 1, 2014

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was confident of defending their Barclays Premier League title following a 3-0 win over third-placed Southampton. After 13 matches City are now just six points behind league leaders Chelsea, who dropped points on the weekend courtesy their 0-0 draw against Sunderland. "We can complain about a...
  • Aguero can be better than Ronaldo and Messi, says Manuel Pellegrini November 28, 2014

    London: Sergio Aguero is one of the top five players in the world and the Manchester City striker has the potential to be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Aguero, who has scored 17 goals in all competitions, netted a hat-trick against Bayern Munich...
  • Manuel Pellegrini revives Manchester City's Champions League spirits November 26, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, with his flagging side trailing 2-1 to Bayern Munich, gave his players a halftime pep talk that sparked a revival and kept their Champions League hopes alive. After Sergio Aguero had put City in front with a penalty following the dismissal of Bayern defender Mehdi Benatia...
  • Champions League: Man City feeling pressure ahead of Bayern clash November 25, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is feeling the pressure ahead of his side's must-win match at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday but the Chilean says it is all self-inflicted. The Premier League champions are bottom of Group E with just two points from four games and...
  • Champions League: Manchester City must seize last chance, says Manuel Pellegrini November 24, 2014

    Manchester: Manager Manuel Pellegrini is desperate for Manchester City to seize the "last chance" to rescue their ailing Champions League campaign against 2013 winners Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The Premier League champions are bottom of Group E, with two points from four games, and their hopes of qualifying for the last...
  • Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini still eyeing EPL title November 22, 2014

    Manchester: Manuel Pellegrini remains confident Manchester City can challenge for the English Premier League title, despite currently trailing leaders Chelsea by eight points. Pellegrini's team have made a stuttering start to the defence of their league crown and play host to Swansea City on Saturday, having won only one of their...