Manchester City look set to announce the arrival of Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager in the coming days after he announced he had an ‘agreement’ with the club.
After weeks of speculation regarding the Chilean taking the hot seat at the Etihad after Roberto Mancini left the club, he was quoted as saying today in Canal:
“I have an agreement with Manchester City, but i have not signed a contract yet.”
The former Real Madrid manager revealed he would be leaving his position at the end of the season, and will travel to Manchester after their final game away to Champions Barcelona on Saturday.
Malaga currently sit 6th in La Liga with one game to go, and went out in the Champions League quarter finals in stoppage time to Borussia Dortmund.
Once Pellegrini takes over at Manchester City, it is widely reported he will make a move for talented midfielder Isco, who stated in an interview yesterday that he would like to continue working for him:
“He’s been my footballing father and I know that he likes me. Of course I’d like to continue with him.”
“I want to play, wherever it is, and that’s the most important thing. I don’t want to regret it after not getting many minutes.
“I’m not closing my door to anyone but my priority is to play and I don’t want to be on the bench. We’ll see what happens in the summer.”