Manchester City have this afternoon finally announced the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini as the clubs new manager.

The Chilean replaces Roberto Mancini at the helm and has penned a three-year contrat at the Etihad Stadium.

He has been heavily linked with the hot seat for the past month after announcing he would stand down as manager of Malaga at the end of the season, helping lead them to the quarter finals of the Champions League.

The 59-year old has managed Villareal, Real Madrid and most recently Malaga and will set on a new venture in England where his new side have already spent just under £50 million on midfielders Fernandinho and Jesus Navas.

He will start his new role on the 24th June and was delighted to be appointed:

“I am delighted to accept this hugely exciting opportunity,” said Pellegrini on the Manchester City official website.

“The club has a clear vision for success both on and off the pitch and I am committed to making a significant contribution.”