Thursday, 11 July 2013

Pellegrini speaks to the media

Gaffer 'not concerned' about title pressure

By Aaron Leggott

After speaking to the English media for the first time, new boss Manuel Pellegrini has insisted he feels no pressure to win the Premier League with the Blues.

But whilst he is confident in his ability, the Chilean knows that immediate success is the aim, whilst also producing an academy capable of rivaling that of FC Barcelona.

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He said: "I'm not only here to win trophies, I'm here to work with young players.

"As a coach, we want immediate success. I'm trying to have a strong squad that can bring us trophies."
The departure of Roberto Mancini came as a shock to the majority of City fans, but the feeling around the Etihad Stadium is that the board have picked the ideal man to replace the Italian.

And despite Pellegrini already bringing in Jesus Navas and Fernandinho from Sevilla and Shakhtar respectively, the Chilean has warned fans not to expect a large influx of new signings. 

The 59 year old said: "We need a very good squad.

"Next week, we'll see about different players in the current squad. I can't buy four or five players every year, we need to work with young players."

And whilst he didn't reveal his tactical plan's, City fans should be anticipating big changes in this department:

"Man City fans will see a different way of playing than they have seen in other years. We will try to be an attractive team."

Pellegrini has also insisted there will be more teams challenging alongside the Manchester clubs, whilst also ensuring fans that the Blue's will be fighting on all fronts come August.

He said: "We have United, Chelsea, Tottenham - five or six teams who are trying to win the league. We will try to repeat what we achieved two seasons ago.

"We don't prioritise one competition more than other. Man City need to improve on how they've performed in the Champions League, while the Premier League is very important."

Below is a video of Pellegrini's full press conference:

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