Guardiola to replace Pellegrini as Manchester City manager
Monday, February 1, 2016
Manchester-based football club today announced their current manager will remain only to this season's end. Former FC Barcelona and current Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is to replace the Chilean next season.
|He is one of the best managers in the world, no doubt about this.|
—Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool manager
Pellegrini joined City in 2013 and under him they have won the Bundesliga titles and one with the German giants Munich, and a two-time Champions League winner with Barcelona, has signed a three-year contract with Manchester City. Guardiola also won four La Liga titles with Barcelona, winning fourteen trophies with them in total in four years and making him their most successful manager. He has suffered just nineteen managerial defeats in 239 league matches.and the . Guardiola, winner of two
Pellegrini has managed 64 victories out of 99 games in the Premier League — only José Mourinho has a better record from his first 99 Premier League matches. Manchester City are currently second in the league table and in the fifth round of the . Pellegrini was, the announcement noted, in full support of announcing the change.
Former Manchester City player BBC Radio, said "He's the hottest manager out there. Every club would want him." Liverpool F.C. manager , who previously coached Munich rivals Borussia Dortmund, praised Guardiola saying "He is one of the best managers in the world, no doubt about this. [...] Pep won everything in Spain, nearly everything in Germany, so I think he wants to win everything in England, that is clear.", in remarks to
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