Pellegrini unfazed by speculation

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first_img Pellegrini said: “Every time you manage an important club, not just here in Manchester City, every big club, if you don’t have the results the club deserves, everyone is talking of changing the manager – here, in Spain, in Italy, in other parts of the world. “So you must be used to the rumours, but I trust a lot in the work I do. “Of course nobody is happy when you are out of the fight for the title. Maybe you cannot win the title every year but it is very easy (to say) that same thing, to sack the manager. I don’t think it is the correct diagnostic for every team.” City are not thought to be considering Pellegrini’s future at present, having been satisfied with his performance in his first season in charge. But the Chilean’s position is likely to be discussed when the club hierarchy conduct their usual annual review at the end of the season. Pellegrini accepts that results between now and the end of the campaign could have a huge bearing on the outcome of any appraisal. The 61-year-old said: “Every time you finish the season you must analyse, winning or losing. “I don’t think if we lost the next six games it will be the same analysis as if we win the next six games. Maybe winning the six games you finish second, maybe losing the six you finish eighth – so it is impossible to make the same analysis. After that you must review the whole season.” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is not hurt by the latest bout of speculation concerning his future. Pressure on Pellegrini has continued to mount this week with the highly-rated Jurgen Klopp, who has announced he will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, being linked with his job. This has come after last weekend’s emphatic derby loss to Manchester United surely killed any remaining faint hope of retaining the Barclays Premier League title. last_img

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