Pellegrini announces he’s leaving Malaga
The man widely tipped to become the next manager of Manchester City has reportedly set the ball rolling by announcing that he is to step down from his current job this summer.
May 22nd, 2013
Speaking at an awards ceremony this week, Manuel Pellegrini announced that this Sunday will see him lead out his Malaga team for the final time at their ground, the Rosaleda, before departing at the end of the season.
“Professionally, these are my final hours at Malaga…Everyone has the right to follow their own path. I am not leaving because of financial ambition, but because of a sporting project that will allow me to feel fulfilled,” he told local reporters.
Pellegrini’s side are looking to end their season in a Europa League qualifying place, although they will not be allowed to take up a place in next season’s competition due to their failure to comply with certain Financial Fair Play regulations; it was announced today that a second season’s ban has been lifted as they have satisfied authorities that the club is now operating towards more viable boundaries.
With his time at Malaga soon to come to an end, the 59-year old Chilean is widely expected to take the hotseat at the Etihad stadium with a view to taking the Premier League title back to the blue side of Manchester. With Champions League football also on the agenda next season, only time will tell as to how the Chilean adapts to the pressure of leading the noisy neighbours.