It is all been confirmed now that Manuel Pellegrini will be replaced by Pep Guardiola as Manchester City manager at the end of the season.
Manuel Pellegrini had three wonderful years with the Sky Blues and the fans will remember him for the entertaining brand of football displayed at the Etihad and moreover taking the club to next level after Mancini era.
And the outgoing Chilean is keen to stay in England as Chelsea and Manchester United are planning on managerial changes of their own as current season falls. His agent will be already busy evaluating the offer with the 62-year old having a clear preference to stay in English Premier League.
And Pellegrini’s agent, Jesus Martinez has revealed that his client is open to offers from anywhere and it shouldn’t necessarily be a big club. The new found competitive nature of Premier League aided well by the lucrative tv revenue makes him a hot target for next season.
A manager fit for all occasions
Pellegrini first rose to fame during his spell with Villarreal from 2004 to 2009, a club who were lurking in an around the mid-table region in the Spanish Premiera Division.
Under the Chilean, the yellow submarines achieved their best ever record in La Liga, a third-place in 2004–05 and a second place finish in the 2007–08 season. He also took the club to Champions League semi-final in 2005–06 only to lose to Arsenal on 1-0 aggregate.
His next spell was at the mighty Real Madrid in 2009-10, which lasted for only one season despite the team finishing second with a record 96 points and an amazing 102 goals.
The next three season at Malaga, where he propelled them to a fourth-place finish in his first full season and to qualification for the UEFA Champions League. They made to the quarter-finals of the 2012–13 Champions League, eliminated by Dortmund.
Discipline and Squad Harmony
The two major strong points of Pellegrini’s managerial career is the discipline and squad harmony he brought to the clubs he managed. The goal scoring prowess and the win ration all speaks of itself, but these are fast becoming secondary in an era when a dressing room is filled with highly paid super stars.
Moreover, he is respected by the players and you hardly hear of any public outburst from the players. And if you want to build a squad from the scratch or repair your pool of existing talents, Pellegrini is your go-to-man.
Both Chelsea and Manchester United need this at the moment and would be already considering him on top of their agenda.
Attractive Brand of Football
Pellegrini’s philosophy is built on possession based attacking football. The 102 goals at Real Madrid in his only season and 158 goals by Manchester City in his debut season speaks for itself.
Manchester United fans who often accused Van Gaal of boring football and for the Chelsea fans who had enough of counter attacking football of Mourinho and Hiddink could find new joy in entertaining open minded attacking football.
Chelsea or Manchester United: Manuel Pellegrini is a perfect fit
Both Chelsea and Manchester United have fallen from grace this season and it is high time for the club directors to make sure the find the perfect man to guide their team to progress.
What matters most is finding one with abundant experience in squad building. He may not have an attractive CV like that of Pep Gaurdiola, but he has certainly proved with his past accolades that he is the man for you in times of crisis.
One must expect the English Premier League to be more competitive next season breaking the tradition barrier of four teams racing for the title. We are already seeing this with the Leicesters and West Hams. And this is when all the knowledge of the league comes to your advantage.
We bid time to see what unveils in future and we strongly believe that both Chelsea and Manchester United will be in contention for the soft spoken Chilean.