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Manuel Pellegrini: Title pressure is not a concern

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New Manchester City boss has said he feels no pressure when it comes to winning back the Premier League title.

The former Malaga boss, who replaced Roberto Mancini in June, has turned his focus to developing City's youth programme, an expected requirement after the 100m training complex built adjacent to the Etihad Stadium. 

"I'm not only here to win trophies, I'm here to work with young players," said the 59-year-old Chilean.

"I'm not concerned about finishing second. I'm not concerned about the pressure."

Pellegrini also promised fans a more exciting style of football, as he makes his own mark on the Manchester club.

"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," he added. 

While the Chilean admits he sanctioned the signing of Spanish winger Jesus Navas from Sevilla as well as the Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, he did insist a new striker will join ranks with the Citizens.

"As a coach we want immediate success. I'm trying to have a strong squad that can bring us trophies," stated Pellegrini.

"We need a very good squad. Next week we'll see about different players. I can't buy four or five players every year, we need to work with young players."

The Chilean also needed no reminder about the competitive nature of the Premier League, as well as the rivalry between City and United before insisting neither he nor the club has prioritised winning the Premier League over the Champions League. 

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

"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."

 

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