South American has already begun work preparing for the new campaign.
Incoming Manchester City head coach Manuel Pellegrini has already held a strategy meeting with key members of the mega-rich Premier League team’s hierarchy, reports the Daily Mail.
The experienced Chilean trainer is expected to be finally confirmed as the successor to the recently departed former City boss Roberto Mancini in the next few days after having resigned from his last role with Liga outfit Malaga.
However, the 59-year-old has reportedly already begun preparing for the new season by holding a summit meeting in Spain with the club’s sporting director Txiki Begiristain, chief executive Ferran Soriano and academy head Brian Marwood.
During the discussions, it is understood that the futures of several key City players were discussed, including the likes of England internationals Gareth Barry and Joleon Lescott, along with that of wantaway front man Carlos Tevez.
Pellegrini, who won 53 of his 130 matches in charge of Malaga in his two-and-a-half years at the club, has been set a target of winning five trophies in five years by Soriano