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Malaga's Pellegrini has verbal deal with Man City


Malaga's Pellegrini has verbal deal with Man City

Departing Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini is no doubt hoping actions speak louder than words.

The Chilean has been linked with a move to trophy-hungry Manchester City since the sacking of Roberto Mancini earlier this month, and now he says he has a verbal agreement with City which he wants to turn into a firm offer.

“I have a commitment to make Manchester City my priority. I have a verbal agreement with them and I hope it is carried out,” the Chilean said. “But if you ask me today if I am Manchester City’s coach, I can’t say I am because I haven’t signed the contract,” he added.

Last week, the 59-year-old former Villarreal and Real Madrid boss said he was leaving the Costa del Sol club at the end of the season after two and a half years at the helm.

Pellegrini, known as ‘The Engineer’, has earned himself a reputation for constructing teams who play an attractive possession-based style though has been hindered by a track record in Spain that is devoid of major silverware.

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