Manuel Pellegrini wants to manage in Serie A

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Manchester City are still in the race for a top-four finish in the league while on their best ever run in the Champions League has seen them reach the semi-final stage.

Much of the praise must go to their manager Manuel Pellegrini, who has built a phenomenal squad that can compete with the giants in Europe, becoming the only English team remaining in the competition this term.

However, this season will be the last for the Chilean at Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola takes over reigns from the summer and all the players want Pellegrini to go out with a bang by winning the coveted Champions League title.


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There remains a question of where his next destination lies but his most recent admission has put several clubs across the continent on alert.

Manuel Pellegrini has revealed the desire to manage in Italy and with no immediate plans after he departs the Etihad, there isn't anything stopping him from eyeing up his next potential club.

He told Mundo Deportivo, as per Goal: “I would like to coach in Serie A. It would be a good experience.” he said.

Meanwhile, he also hasn't given up on the idea of returning to Spain where he spent nine years managing three clubs.

“I am looking for a new project that would allow me to do my job, and I would not refuse a return to Spain.

“In my life I have never shied away from a challenge.”

The City boss cites his time with Malaga as an example of how he ventured into the project and was eventually successful in leading them to Champions League.

“When I chose Malaga, I had bigger clubs who were offering me more money, but I decided that I wanted to take that team into the Champions League.”


The 62-year-old has repeatedly reiterated his wish to stay in England for the next few years, but would only want to take up viable projects.

The Citizens have been the second high-profile club he has managed since he took the top job at Real Madrid in 2009 and will travel with the squad to the Spanish capital this week for the second-leg of their semi-final against Los Blancos.

The first-leg ended in a stalemate, but the presence of the South American coach could give City somewhat of an advantage given his prior experience and familiarity with the Santiago Bernabeu.


Meanwhile, Juventus won their fifth league title in succession and no other club in Serie A have been able to match them domestically as well as in Europe.

After the disclosure of Pellegrini, the other Italian heavyweights in Italy should consider the current Man City for any openings that appear this summer to provider a sterner challenge to the Old Lady.

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