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The Chilean was in a jovial mood ahead of the game, claiming he made his Monday announcement to spice up an otherwise dull press conference!
The revelation that Pellegrini is to move on in the summer is now a done and dusted issue as far as he is concerned though, with Leicester the only focus.
Pellegrini confirmed a lengthy absentee list, but there was brighter news on the injury front with Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala closing on returns.
Watch the video above for more pre-match thoughts.