Next Blues boss is expected to be Chilean Pellegrini.
Manchester City’s chief executive Ferran Soriano has set the club’s next manager the target of winning five trophies over the course of the next five years, says the Independent.
The mega-rich Premier League club recently sacked previous head coach Roberto Mancini after the Italian had been at Eastlands for four years, during which time he won City’s first-ever Premier League title in 2012, as well as claiming the previous campaign’s FA Cup.
However, that was not enough to satisfy the one-time FC Barcelona chief executive, who arrived in the north west last year after five hugely-successful years running the Catalan giants.
And now Soriano has laid down exactly what the big-spending club expect from their new man in charge, who is likely to be former Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini after he left his post with the high-flying Liga outfit earlier this month.
“Next season is going to be much better,” Soriano said. “It doesn’t mean we are going to win one or two titles, but if we look at the next five years and I could plan now, I would say I want to win five trophies in the next five years.
“That may mean we win no trophies one year and two in another but, on average, I want one trophy or title a year. I think [that is realistic].
“If next year we don’t win, but progress our football and get to the semi-finals of the Champions League, finish second in the Premier League and lose the FA Cup final again, that will be fine. That is because we will have progressed in the way our football develops.”
Pellegrini, 59, recently became the first coach in the history of the modern Champions League to have taken two debutants into the knockout stages of Europe’s premier club competition with Villarreal and then Malaga.