MX23RW : Sunday, November 28 01:58:23| >> :120:7304:7304:

Manuel Pellegrini expects to be Manchester City manger next season

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists that his job is safe, despite his team's poor form.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that he doesn't fear for his future, even if the club fails to win a trophy this season.

City sit six points behind Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table, while they trail Barcelona 2-1 after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

City's poor form has prompted speculation over Pellegrini's future, but he believes that he won't suffer the same fate as his predecessor, Roberto Mancini, who was sacked after he failed to win a trophy in the 2012-13 season.

He told The Guardian: "Roberto left the club for other reasons, not because he didn't win anything one year. It's not 'if you don't win, you're out.

"Of course winning trophies here is extremely important. I understand you can't just say, 'It doesn't matter, we'll come in fourth or fifth because we've got a long-term project'. But in the last four years this team has won two leagues, come second once, and won the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup.

"I have never felt the situation is that if I don't win I am out whatever happens."

City face Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League tie on Wednesday.

ID:211723: cacheID:211723:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2327:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Lionel Messi of Barcelona draws a foul from Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City in the area to win a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on February 24, 2015
Read Next:
Preview: Barcelona vs. Man City

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
League One
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Liga MX
Australian A-League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Premier League 2 - Div 2
3Manchester CityMan City128222561926
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham127232314923
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves136251212020
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs126151117-619
8Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton134631214-218
9Manchester UnitedMan Utd125252021-117
10Crystal Palace133731919016
11Aston Villa135171821-316
13Leicester CityLeicester124351621-515
17Leeds UnitedLeeds132651220-812
19Norwich CityNorwich13238727-209
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle130671529-146

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!