Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has been charge by UEFA, following comments made after their loss to Barcelona.

The Premier League outfit went down 2-0 to the Blaugrana on Tuesday evening in their Champions League Last 16 first leg.

But after the match, the Chilean tactician was fiercely critical of referee Jonas Eriksson, claiming that the Swede was ‘not impartial to both teams’.

The Coach has since apologised for his remarks, but the governing body have charged him with ‘violation of general principles of conduct’.

A statement from UEFA read: “Following an investigation by the Uefa disciplinary inspector, Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Manuel Luis Pellegrini concerning the press interviews given to media after the above-mentioned match.

“The Manchester City head coach is charged for violation of the general principles of conduct.”

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