Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted responsibility for the Citizens’ woes after their 4-2 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The Citizens were impressive for the first twenty matches of the encounter with their fierce rivals, but tailed off and were second best for much of the match. This has left them now in fourth place in the Premier League, and should Liverpool win on Monday only four points from dropping out of the Champions League qualification places.
This has heightened the pressure on the Chilean, with it possible he could be sacked at the end of the campaign. Were he to go there aren’t any obvious choices for the Sky Blues hierarchy to go after to take his place.
Pellegrini said: “I always think it is my responsibility.” Then adding when pushed on how he intends to end the slump: “Winning.”
Next up for City is West Ham, and they will need at least a win if they aren’t to be questioned on the manager’s future again after the fixture.