New Manchester City manager promises attractive football
Manuel Pellegrini was the surprise replacement for Roberto Mancini, with the Chilean now looking to mould the squad in his own image ahead of the new season.
July 11th, 2013
Mancini steered Manchester City to the Premier League title two seasons ago, although the Italian failed to deliver last term and also drew criticism for the team’s insipid style of football.
Pellegrini has vowed that his team can go forth and win trophies while also playing an attractive brand of football, with the former Malaga manager citing his record in South America as evidence that he can be a success story at the Etihad Stadium.
Pellegrini said: “We will try to work and do our best and then we will see how many trophies. One of the important [factors why] I am here is the way my other teams always played. I think fans of Manchester City will see a different way to how they played in the other years. I am sure we are going to play an attractive game. We will always try to play in the opposition’s [half], try to be an attacking team, do what all the other teams I worked with before did.
“I won a lot of trophies in South America. I think it is very difficult for Villarreal to win a title in Spain. It is very difficult for Villarreal to arrive in the quarter, semi-final of the Champions League, it’s very difficult to arrive with Villarreal in the second place of the league, 10 points from Barcelona. That’s my work with Villarreal. To win the titles it’s impossible.”