Chilean should be announced in his new role at the start of next week.
Incoming Manchester City head coach Manuel Pellegrini is set to hold a meeting with key figures at Eastlands this week having finally been confirmed as the successor to the recently departed Roberto Mancini in the Blues’ hot seat next season, says the Sunday Mirror.
The experienced Chilean oversaw his final match in charge of high-flying Malaga on Saturday in La Liga, bringing down the curtain on a highly-successful two-and-a-half-year spell with the Spanish outfit.
During that time, the former Villarreal and Real Madrid manager not only managed to guide Malaga into the Uefa Champions League for the very first time in the club’s history, but he also then led them past the group stage and into the knockout phase, before they were eventually beaten in dramatic and heartbreaking fashion in the last eight by eventual losing finalists Borussia Dortmund.
And now Pellegrini wants to meet up in Spain with the likes of City director of football Txiki Begiristain, Mancini’s assistant Brian Kidd and his own right-hand man of nine years, Ruben Cousillas, to plot the club’s return to the Premier League summit next season.