Manchester City confirm appointment of Manuel Pellegrini
Manchester City have named former Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini as the successor to the sacked Roberto Mancini, the Premier League club said yesterday.
The 59-year-old Chilean - whose appointment had been widely expected for weeks, with Pellegrini saying last month that he had a verbal agreement - takes over following Mancini's sacking on May 13, after City finished as runners-up in the league and lost the FA Cup final to Wigan.
"I am delighted to accept this hugely exciting opportunity. The club has a clear vision for success both on and off the pitch, and I am committed to making a significant contribution," Pellegrini said, adding: "Everything is in place for Manchester City to continue to be successful and I am excited to be able to work with such a talented squad, the executive team and the board to deliver for fans who are renowned for their steadfast support."
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "Manuel is a hugely experienced and successful manager with a proven track record.
"We have been greatly impressed throughout the selection process by his philosophy, his attitude and his commitment to the long term development of Manchester City," he added.