Manchester City Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as first team manager.
Pellegrini, who joins the Club on a three year contract, will take up the role from 24th June.
Reacting to his appointment Pellegrini said: “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.”
Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “Manuel is a hugely experienced and successful manager with a proven track record.
We have been greatly impressed throughout the selection process by his philosophy, his attitude and his commitment to the long term development of Manchester City. I am delighted that he has joined us
...MCFC Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Echoing these sentiments, Chief Executive Officer Ferran Soriano said: “Manuel is a very experienced coach with a recognised ability to get the most out of his players and build cohesive teams.
He shares the Club’s approach to football and our ambition to achieve on field success, coordinating with the wider football support teams to ensure natural progression from the Academy to senior level
...Ferran Soriano, CEO MCFC...
Manuel Pellegrini has more than 25 years of managerial experience during which time he has led clubs in his native Chile, Ecuador and Argentina to six major trophies, including League titles with LDU Quito and Argentinian sides River Plate and San Lorenzo.
His last nine years have been spent in Spain where he has impressed with his management of Villarreal, Real Madrid and most recently Malaga.