Pellegrini joins the club in a three-year deal after leaving Malaga.
Manchester City have announced the appointment of former Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager.
The club confirmed the move via their official website, with Pellegrini signing a three-year deal and he is set to take up the role on June 24th.
The Chilean tactician has enjoyed spells in charge of the likes of Villarreal, Real Madrid and most recently Malaga, while also coaching in his homeland and Argentina.
He is widely recognised as one of the most astute coaches in Europe, and will look forward to taking up his new position after Roberto Mancini was sacked last month.
Club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has praised the 59-year-old, emphasising that both his experience and previous success will help the club move in the direction they want to go.
With new managers installed at both Manchester clubs coupled with Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea, it promises to be an exciting season in the Premier League next year, and Pellegrini is looking forward to getting started.
“I am delighted to accept this hugely exciting opportunity. The Club has a clear vision for success both on and off the pitch and I am committed to making a significant contribution.
“Everything is in place for Manchester City to continue to be successful and I am excited to be able to work with such a talented squad, the Executive team and the Board to deliver for fans who are renowned for their steadfast support.”
City have already started their recruitment this summer following the arrival of Jesus Navas, and it is likely Pellegrini will be backed in the market by his new employers.
Following a troubled end to his tenure in charge of Malaga off the pitch, the Chilean has finally been appointed at the Etihad and will look forward to building a new project in Manchester.