First off I'd like to start with Kelechi Promise Iheanacho, I've grown rather frustrated with Pellegrini for this. Hearing how we have to be patient etc, no one was ever patient when throwing the over hyped Wayne Rooney in the deep end at Everton or Lionel Messi at Barcelona, so why Iheanacho when he's more than proven he deserves to be in the first eleven. One things for sure, Pep Guardiola has himself one hell of a young forward to nurture.I hope Kelechi is added to our Champions League roster, but fear he will miss out. Here's hoping Pellegrini will make the right choice, the lad deserves nothing less.
As much as I've said and wanted Manuel Pellegrini out over this season and last, he still has 100% respect from me for what he's achieved and could achieve. I don't think what Manuel offers is enough for Manchester City going forward though, what Pep Guardiola will bring is what I strongly believe Manchester City need. He's a young, well decorated, well respected coach who's managed the biggest player in the world in Lionel Messi. Pellegrini and Mancini before him concentrated on either defending or attacking, neither value both equally unlike Guardiola. Mancini was more defencive minded relying on Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero to catch opponents out whereas Pellegrini's more Attack minded leaving our defenders vulnerable. Luckily we have Otamendi because I truly believe if we didn't, then we'd probably be out of the title race by now without Otamendi and Kompany.
So Manuel Pellegrini has finally made the decision to go public, stating he will leave our club at the end of the 2015/16 season with best wishes. For the past few weeks I've been hoping for this very situation to unfold, the speculation was just frustrating to say the least. This way Pellegrini is telling us he knows where he stands and has said himself that the club have shown him nothing but respect.
Now all the speculation can be put to bed and our club can get back to work, Pellegrini has his CV to update with a possible treble winning season more than possible, our players now have to prove themselves once again before the new coach even takes over and fight too gift their outgoing coach the best leaving present he could ever wish for and go out on a high. You can be damn sure the players will know that Guardiola will be watching on his days off at Bayern, He's a methodical man that lives and breathes football,
And what better way for Pellegrini to go out than achieve an historical treble of the League Cup, FA Cup and Premier League?
Alan Pardew? The Crystal Palace Manager claims to feel for Pellegrini saying his first thought is with Manuel, then went on to say he hopes the club have done it the right way? Why feel for a coach that has won more than you ever have and has the opportunity to achieve an historical treble winning campaign? He could only wish for what Pellegrini has right now, the guy needs to feel sorry for himself instead. Wasn't long ago he was verbally abusing Pellegrini pitch side, seriously.
You'd think a Manager of a Premier League Football Club would be professional enough to be in the know, either that or just shut the hell up when they haven't got a clue what they're talking about.
On that note who the hell is Nicolas on Sky Sports? seriously who is he? in all my 40 years of breathing I haven't got a clue who he is. The guy seems to seriously think we can win the Champions League as it stands right now this season without Vincent Kompany? I honestly think we haven't a chance of winning it this season, I hope we go as far as possible but too win it? it would be a miracle and if we did I'd chain myself to the Etihad entrance until they renegotiated for Pellegrini to be resigned, if he achieved the as far as I'm concerned impossible, then he'd deserve to stay no matter what I think.
Nicolas claimed he thinks this was poor timing? What by our Club? How can it be poor timing when it was Pellegrini who made the decision to issue that he wouldn't be staying on at City next season? The club never forced him to do so, he stated himself that he was doing so to put a stop to the speculation on his position. The same speculation that was probably causing problems within our club, I'm pretty sure Manuel Pellegrini knows what he's doing more than this (just Googled him) Charlie Nicolas guy does. The idiot compares the situation to when Alex Ferguson announced he was leaving United? Do us all a favour and choose intelligent educated pundits that have a clue.
I on the other hand believe this has made our clubs position even stronger as stated here.
Onwards we March, one of the happiest Manchester City fans on the planet right now. I was slightly concerned by our clubs mounting injuries and the speculation issue but feel more optimistic.
How do you feel about what's unfolded?