There’s stability, in theory, at Manchester City.
On the eve of the season, Pellegrini and City have pledged to stay together through at least the 2016-17 season, the manager having signed a contract extension.
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The 61-year-old Chilean boss has been with City since 2013, where he led the club to the League Cup and the Premier League in 2013-14.
City was tied for the Premier League lead midway through last season before slumping in the second half.
Speaking of the news, Ferran Soriano, Chief Executive Officer of Manchester City Football Club said: “We are delighted to reach this agreement with Manuel Pellegrini who has already contributed so much to the development of Manchester City in his first two years with us and we look forward to further progress in the seasons ahead.
“This agreement allows Manuel to focus on the challenge of guiding a team capable of both fighting for domestic titles and competing for European honours.”
Manuel Pellegrini echoed his pleasure, saying: “I am proud to manage Manchester City FC and am therefore very pleased to have agreed this contract.
“I have a very good quality group of players and a great team of people to work with on and off the field and at all levels of the Club.