Manuel Pellegrini, Manager Manchester City
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Roberto Mancini was fired as manager of Manchester City at the end of last season. The Italian coach, who had four years remaining on his contract, was dumped just as players from noisy neighbors and arch rivals Manchester United were celebrating their Premier League trophy win that they re-captured from City. Former Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini was hired to replace him.
MANUEL PELLEGRINI, MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER
Former Malaga boss, Manuel Pellegrini, spent around £90 million on Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic this summer as aims to improve his new squad who finished second in the Premiership and were runners-up in the FA Cup under his predecessor, Roberto Mancini, last season.
“I think we have the best squad in England. We bought four important players, we already had a very good team and with these four players I think we improved a lot," Pellegrini said at the club’s awards night.
“We have been working very hard in pre-season, and we have another nine days before we start the Premier League. We hope that from the first match against Newcastle at home we will start winning, and we will try to bring another trophy here.”
“I think every single player here is buying into the culture of this club,” he said. “The sky is the limit. We are working so hard for us to achieve everything", added Captain Vincent Kompany.
“We are dying to come back and start this season, we’ve got so much to prove and we’re all looking forward to it. We’ve got a great team; I really think that at the end of this year we are going to achieve what we are setting out to with our targets.”
MANCHESTER CITY SUMMER 2013 TRANSFERS
Fernandinho (Shakhtar Donetsk, £30m), Jesus Navas (Sevilla, £15m), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla, £20.6m), Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina, £25.8m)
Carlos Tevez (Juventus, £10m), Kolo Toure (Liverpool, free), Wayne Bridge (Reading, free), Ryan McGivern (Hibernian, free), Roque Santa Cruz (Malaga, free), Karim Rekik (PSV, loan), Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday, undisclosed), Maicon (Roma, free), Reece Wabara (Doncaster, loan)