English Premier League giants, Manchester City, are expected to agree a four-year contract with Ilkay Gundogan from German outfit, Borussia Dortmund. City are also closing in on a deal for Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli, according to latest reports.
After beating Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round, Manchester City will have to face Real Madrid in the semi-final.
This is the first time in their history that they will be participating at this stage of the Champions League, and their manager has acknowledged that this is a step forward for the club.
While Louis Van Gaal has a contract up until 2017, it’s speculated that he could very well be on his way out of Manchester United this Summer season.
While the manager has a contract at the Old Trafford until next summer, there’s been plenty of hints that back up the speculation that he’s going to be on his way out and Jose Mourinho has been named a possible replacement. Ryan Giggs is also up on the table as a possible replacement.
If reports and rumors are to be believed, Manchester City are the front-runners on signing Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan.
The 25 year old German midfielder is one of the most coveted players of Europe, a number of top clubs have shown interest in signing the highly-rated performer who has already been eyed as one of the players that will push Germany to historic feats.
The arrival of Pep Guardiola to Manchester City is something that has excited the supporters of the English club but the departure of Manuel Pellegrini is not something that is easy to take in.
Pellegrini’s reign in Manchester City started off back in June of 2013 and he has earned the trust as well as love of the supporters of the club and this is why seeing him leave is something that they did not want to happen.
Juan Carlos Osorio recently took over as coach of the Mexican national team, which was forced to undergo a managerial change despite good results.
The scandal that recently hit the Mexican FA has affected everyone including the former manager.Osorio has a big task on his hands to not just rebuild the confidence of the team, but also the fans who have supported the team during the troubled times. Picking up the players will be relatively easy given that they are on unbeaten run that stretches more than a year. The last defeat suffered the Mexico was against Ecuador in the Copa America.
Manuel Pellegrini expressed his dissatisfaction with his strikers after the recent Champions League defeat against Juventus at Etihad stadium. It was yet another poor outing for City in Europe.
When it comes to signing new players, Brendan Rodgers has had a very mixed experience as the coach of Liverpool.
The Northern Irish coach has made some good signings with certain players who have managed to make an impact in Anfield but there are others who have struggled to make their presence felt.
Manuel Pellegrini has expressed confidence that Manchester City will reclaim the title next season.
The former Premier League champions were expected to put together a much better title defence than the current campaign. After being in touch with Chelsea on New Year’s Day, City could have easily finished much lower than the eight point deficit between them and eventual champions Chelsea. This is following a spectacular run of poor form during March. Pellegrini’s job appeared under threat immediately after the end of the campaign, but he now looks set to stay as the manager.
Liverpool rekindled their hopes of a top four finish after a 2-0 win over Newcastle United.