Manuel Pellegrini

  • Manchester City must win last five games to win EPL, says Pellegrini 17-04-2014 08:29 AM

    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...
  • Manchester City title hopes in tatters after Sunderland draw 17-04-2014 08:18 AM

    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...
  • Manchester City can still win the title, says Pellegrini 14-04-2014 08:50 AM

    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 06-04-2014 09:27 AM

    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 26-03-2014 09:43 AM

    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...
  • United, City renew hostilities in Manchester derby 25-03-2014 09:36 AM

    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...
  • Pellegrini hails 'professional' City after Hull win 16-03-2014 09:07 AM

    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...
  • Manuel Pellegrini optimistic on Sergio Aguero injury 14-03-2014 11:17 PM

    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...
  • Manchester City focused on Wigan, not Barcelona: Manuel Pellegrini 07-03-2014 10:23 PM

    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...
  • Pellegrini lands first trophy in Europe, now wants more 03-03-2014 09:58 AM

    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...
  • City manager Pellegrini hit with European ban 28-02-2014 10:31 PM

    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...
  • UEFA charges apologetic City boss Pellegrini 21-02-2014 08:18 PM

    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...
  • UEFA opens investigation after Manuel Pellegrini's rant 20-02-2014 10:22 PM

    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...
  • Pellegrini risks UEFA action with ref outburst 19-02-2014 11:56 AM

    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...
  • Toure has no regrets about leaving Barcelona 17-02-2014 10:52 PM

    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...
  • City now a bigger club than United, says Pellegrini 17-02-2014 09:50 PM

    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...
  • Man City striker Aguero out of Barcelona clash 17-02-2014 08:07 PM

    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...
  • Revenge not a factor in win over Chelsea, says Pellegrini 16-02-2014 06:46 PM

    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...
  • Mourinho jibes a ploy to ease pressure on himself: Pellegrini 15-02-2014 03:26 PM

    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...
  • Manchester City will not change style for Chelsea re-match 14-02-2014 10:39 PM

    London: Manuel Pellegrini expects Manchester City's FA Cup fifth-round match against Chelsea on Saturday to reflect last week's Premier League game - but will be hoping for a different outcome following Chelsea's 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium. The Chilean has a poor record against Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho and...
  • Mental strength will win the title, says Man City coach Pellegrini 12-02-2014 08:30 AM

    Manchester: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said mental strength will decide who wins the Premier League and not mind games between managers as he declined to continue a verbal spat with Chelsea's Jose Mourinho. The Chilean coach is looking to steer his third-placed side back to winning ways at home...
  • Mourinho stokes up feud with Manchester City 11-02-2014 01:05 PM

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stoked up his war of words with Manuel Pellegrini on Monday by questioning the Manchester City manager's sums. Mourinho, who will have Fernando Torres fit to return at West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday after a three-week layoff with a knee problem but is again without...
  • Manchester City rout Tottenham 5-1, move top of Premier League 30-01-2014 08:23 AM

    London: Manchester City used another rampant scoring display to replace Arsenal at the top of the Premier League with a 5-1 win at Tottenham on Wednesday, while Chelsea lost ground in the title race with a 0-0 draw against West Ham. After beating Spurs 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium, Manuel...
  • Manchester City still improving after reaching 100 goals: Pellegrini 19-01-2014 10:41 AM

    Rampant Manchester City steamed through the 100 barrier as goals continued to rain down at The Etihad Stadium in a 4-2 Premier League win over Cardiff City on Saturday. Edin Dzeko struck after 14 minutes to bring up the milestone and further goals from Jesus Navas, Yaya Toure and Sergio...
  • Manchester City's Sergio Aguero close to return from injury 10-01-2014 11:01 PM

    England: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says striker Sergio Aguero could be back in action next week after being out for almost a month with a calf injury. The 25-year-old Argentine is City's top scorer this season with 19 goals but has not played since the 6-3 win over Arsenal...
  • Joe Hart fit to play for City after cut, says Manuel Pellegrini 30-12-2013 10:28 PM

    London: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who needed five stitches to a cut under his eye after being injured against Crystal Palace on Saturday, is fit for the visit to Swansea City on New Years Day, coach Manuel Pellegrini said on Monday. The England goalkeeper, who has returned to the...
  • Joe Hart best goalkeeper in England: Manuel Pellegrini 27-12-2013 10:41 PM

    Two months after dropping him following a string of mistakes, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on Friday hailed goalkeeper Joe Hart as "the best in England". England first choice Hart, 26, played his first Premier League game in nearly two months in the 4-2 win at Fulham on December 21...
  • Manuel Pellegrini to engineer a better style for Manchester City 16-12-2013 11:13 AM

    Despite mauling Premier League leaders Arsenal in another goal fest at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes style improvements are required to get more from his talented squad. The Chilean tactician, whose side fought back from two goals down to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 away in the...
  • Arsenal game more important than Bayern: Manuel Pellegrini 10-12-2013 09:10 AM

    Manchester City will rest key players against Champions League holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday with an eye on next weekend's game against Premier League leaders Arsenal, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Monday. City and Bayern have both qualified for the knockout stages from Group D, Bayern with a perfect 15...
  • Impossible to play better, says Manchester City boss Pellegrini 25-11-2013 09:51 AM

    London: Manuel Pellegrini is yet to find a cure for Manchester City's travel sickness but at home his side look unstoppable and he said "it was impossible to play better" after Sunday's 6-0 Premier League rout of Tottenham Hotspur. The Chilean also said Sergio Aguero was one of the world's...