Manuel Pellegrini set to leave Manchester City this summer

Carlo Ancelotti favourite to replace Pellegrini after Manchester derby defeat

Manuel Pellegrini set to leave Manchester City this summer

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April 13th, 2015

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Manuel Pellegrini refused to discuss his future after Sunday’s 4-2 derby defeat which saw Manchester City roundly beaten by United.

The Chilean led City to a Premier League title triumph during his first season in charge although the club will end the current campaign potless and it appears there will be a changing of the guard.

Pellegrini refused to comment on whether he might remain in charge at Manchester City for next season, although the bookies make his departure a likely prospect and Carlo Ancelotti is the 5/4 favourite to take charge.

“Maybe it is something we can be concerned [about],” he said after the match. “It is easy when you are the team two goals in front to play with more trust than the team that is two goals behind. There are a lot of things that maybe the spirit of the team does not seem the real spirit. But we must try to continue playing the way we did for the first 20 minutes. It is the same team.

“I am not talking about my position. It is not important.” Pellegrini did state he should take the blame for City’s poor run. “I always think it is my responsibility, always,” he said, before trying to offer reasons for the potential 15-point swing to Chelsea should they win their match in hand. “The only way to explain is because we don’t have the results that we need to have.”

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