Man City appoint Pellegrini

Manchester City have confirmed that they have appointed former Malaga Coach Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager.

The Chilean was widely believed to have accepted an offer to take over at Eastlands a few weeks ago, with reports today indicating that only a contractual dispute with Malaga was holding up the move.

On from the Costa del Sol side announcing Bernd Schuster in his place on Friday afternoon, seemingly indicating that issues with Pellegrini were resolved, City have moved to confirm the 59-year-old as their new manager.

“Manchester City Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as first team manager,” read City’s official statement posted on their website.

“Pellegrini, who joins the Club on a three year contract, will take up the role from 24th June.”

City also carried quotes from Pellegrini.

“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.

“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.”

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