Manuel Pellegrini hot favourite to replace Mancini as Man City manager
Roberto Mancini looks likely to leave his post as Manchester City boss despite stating after Saturday’s FA Cup final that he intends to continue at the Etihad Stadium.
May 13th, 2013
It appears that the decision is going to be taken out of the Italian’s hands, with City’s owners about to relieve Mancini of his duties and appoint Manuel Pellegrini as the new manager.
Pellegrini has flatly denied that he has an agreement in place with Manchester City, although the bookies make him a 1/10 chance to take charge of last season’s Premier League champions.
“Today, I deny I am going to be the new manager of Manchester City,” Pellegrini told a press conference. “I have not signed an agreement with anyone, not with Manchester City, not with Roma, not with Napoli, not with PSG, not with any of the clubs who have been mentioned.
“Every year I have had the possibility of major teams making an offer to me and that is an honour.
“I had a date agreed with Malaga not to talk to anyone and I have no agreement with anyone.
“In the next few days I hope to clarify a bit what the future will be here in the club.”
Perhaps Pellegrini is waiting to see Mancini relieved of his duties before opening discussions with City, who have failed in the Champions League for two seasons running.
Mancini did win the Premier League title with City last season although they have been well short of Manchester United this term.