After Rafael Benitez ouster, now Man City's Manuel Pellegrini's sweating

Jan 07, 2016, 08:32 IST | PA Sport

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini feels he won’t retain his job at the end of season even if English giants win titles

Manchester: Manuel Pellegrini accepts his position at Manchester City beyond the end of the season is in the balance.

Manuel Pellegrini
Manuel Pellegrini

The Chilean knows that, even if he wins the title, or more, he could still be asked to make way at the Etihad Stadium.

City have long been linked with the much-coveted Pep Guardiola, who is leaving Bayern Munich in the summer, and the Spaniard's latest comments that he intends to move to the EPL have further fuelled speculation.

Pellegrini has had to deal with such conjecture throughout his tenure at City and he acknowledges the club's right to make a change whenever they want — regardless of his success.

The 62-year-old said: "I don't think my position in the future is linked to titles. For me, as a manager, it's important to win the title because it's my job.

My way of thinking is that, if I have the option to renew here for five years more and don't win the title, or to win the title and be sacked, I'd prefer to win the title and be sacked. For a manager, your work is to win the title, so the other doesn't matter.

"I think that if you are the owner of a club, you must have the option to replace the manager if they win the title or if they don't win the title. It is just about your trust in the way you work. That is more important than if you win a title or not for the owners."

Pellegrini at Man City

Duration - 14 June 2013 - present
Games - 135
Win - 86
Draw - 18
Loss - 31
Win percent - 63.70

Titles - League Cup 2014, EPL 2013-14

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