MANUEL PELLEGRINI

  • Pellegrini sets Manchester City target of 87 points to retain EPL title 23 hours 19 minutes ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Next eight games crucial for Manchester City, says Manuel Pellegrini November 21, 2014

    London: Manchester City must win their eight Premier League games before the end of the year if they are to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Third-placed City are eight points adrift of Jose Mourinho's unbeaten Chelsea and having won only one of their...
  • Pellegrini 'not worried' as Chelsea forge further ahead November 9, 2014

    Manuel Pellegrini shrugged that he was "not worried about Chelsea" despite seeing his Manchester City team fall further behind the Premier League leaders at the end of a dispiriting week for both the Chilean and his champions. Only another brilliant performance from Sergio Aguero, who scored twice to take his season's...
  • Manchester City suffering crisis of confidence in Europe: Pellegrini November 6, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his side are suffering from a crisis of confidence after they suffered a humiliating 2-1 home defeat by CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. A woeful performance underpinned by dreadful defending, poor discipline and a lack of character caused a loss that City could ill-afford as they...
  • Record scorer Wayne Rooney returns for Manchester derby November 2, 2014

    Manchester United are set to welcome back captain Wayne Rooney from suspension for their visit to Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday, hoping the striker can add to his record scoring tally in the derby. Rooney, who has scored more goals than anyone in the Manchester derby, is back after...
  • Manchester City's Silva ruled out for up to a month with knee injury October 31, 2014

    Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been ruled out for nearly a month after sustaining a knee injury, his manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The Spanish playmaker was withdrawn after suffering the injury only nine minutes into City's shock 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle United in the League Cup on...
  • Best is yet to come from Aguero, says Pellegrini October 25, 2014

    Sergio Aguero may have scored eight goals in his last five games for Manchester City but the Premier League champions are yet to see the best of the Argentina striker, said manager Manuel Pellegrini. Aguero scored all four goals in the home win against Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday to take his...
  • Manchester City look to escape trouble in Champions League October 21, 2014

    Manchester: This was supposed to be the season Manchester City finally made a sustained push in the Champions League. It's not working out that way for the English champions. City are the most high-profile team in early trouble in Europe's elite club competition after picking up just one point from their...
  • Manchester City manager Pellegrini criticises Chelsea's small team mentality September 22, 2014

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini criticised Chelsea's "small team" mentality and said they played like Stoke City during their tense 11 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Much like last season's masterful 10 win at the same venue, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted to play three midfielders to negate City's...
  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini loses cool over referee September 13, 2014

    London: The normally serene Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini lost his cool and slammed the referee for allowing two "illegal goals" and missing what he called a clear penalty in the 22 draw with Arsenal on Saturday. In a rare outburst from Pellegrini, the Chilean said there were fouls in the...
  • Lampard ready to make Manchester City debut, says Pellegrini September 13, 2014

    London: Frank Lampard is "ready" to play for Manchester City and the former Chelsea midfielder could make his debut against Arsenal on Saturday, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The 36yearold Lampard, who is on a sixmonth loan from City's affiliate club New York, has been training with the Premier League...
  • Manchester City exit looms for Micah Richards and Scott Sinclair August 29, 2014

    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 secondseason 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 20 victory at Newcastle United. Three years ago, City claimed their first topflight 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 offseason 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 23yearold 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 20 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 titleclinching 20 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 32 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 tightlipped about Manchester City's Premier League title chances but stressed the importance of having their destiny back in their own hands following the 20 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Defeat by Liverpool two weeks ago looked to have ended their quest for a second Premier League title...