A bad week for Manchester City that left them looking increasingly likely to face a last 16 exit in the Champions League for the second season running after going down to a 2-1 defeat at home to Barcelona, and a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool left their Premier League title hopes hanging by a thread. Chelsea hold a five point lead with a game in hand against basement boys Leicester.
With Pellegrini facing the prospect of winning no silverware this season, it could be curtains for the Chilean at the Etihad. With the Abu Dhabi owners pumping millions of pounds into the club the key factor for them is winning silverware each season like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Unless there is a dramatic improvement within the next three months then it could look like Pellegrini’s time as City boss will come to an end.
With Pep Guardiola having a CV that certainly isn’t the worst in the business, after managing Barcelona, having two Champions League titles under his belt and currently plying his trade at Bayern Munich, he would seem like the right man to take City that extra vital step in Europe to become genuine contenders.
The question is though would they be able to adapt to his style of play and would it work in the Premier League?
The Spaniard has proven that he can make his short passing style work in Germany with Bayern flying high in the Bundesliga and on course for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.
If Guardiola was to take over at Manchester City during the summer break and his side were to adopt his style of play immediately then it could be an interesting future for the Lancashire side.