Register Login Scores

International

Canny City Stall On Pellegrini

Manchester City are reportedly stalling on officially appointing Manuel Pellegrini their new manager in a bid to save £3.2 million.

Pellegrini agreed to join City as Roberto Mancini’s replacement weeks ago, but all has gone silent at the Etihad, while the media waits for the barrage of staged photos of the Chilean holding a sky blue scarf aloft.

But it has now emerged that City are cannily planning to land Pellegrini on the cheap, as they play a waiting game with his current club, Malaga.

The cash strapped La Liga side has not paid Pellegerini’s salary for two months, and it seems that City will be legally allowed to sign him without paying compensation if Malaga defaults on his salary for three months in a row.

That means that Pellegrini will probably only be announced as City boss early next month.

Meanwhile, he has already been included in the Premier League club’s planning for next season, even though he has not been officially employed there yet.

After meeting with City chief executive Ferran Soriano and sporting director Txiki Begiristain, Pellegrini has been appraised of the club’s transfer intentions, and it is believed that the pre-season transfers of Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk and Jesus Navas from Sevilla had the incoming manager’s stamp of approval.

Back at Malaga, they probably cannot wait for the month to end so that they can officially unveil their own new manager, another former Real Madrid boss- Bernd Schuster- in order to set their own plans for the future in motion.

Pellegrini Chuffed With City Signings

Canny City Stall On Pellegrini

Van Nistelrooy Backs Pellegrini

Pellegrini: I Have An Agreement With City

1 comments

Top 5

Sukazi Reveals Plans For Celtic

52 May 28, 2020 10:09 AM in PSL

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

7 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Six Stars Messi Said His Son 'Really Likes'

4 May 23, 2020 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Reports: Messi Makes Huge Barca Decision

5 May 27, 2020 06:29 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

TBT: When Pitso Collected His Impressive R400k SUV

11 May 28, 2020 10:48 AM in Throwback Thursday

10 Players Who Won Big Trophies Without Doing Much

3 May 25, 2020 12:29 PM in International

Rashford Shows Off Edgy New Merc G-Wagon

May 25, 2020 06:00 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Hot New R600k Ride For Mshishi!

5 May 26, 2020 10:00 AM in Show Me The Money

Talented Defender Heading Back To Bucs

7 May 28, 2020 01:06 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

'Khune Can Make It In Europe'

30 May 28, 2020 09:13 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Micho In Zambia: There Will Be Problems

1 May 28, 2020 10:50 AM in PSL