Carragher Praises Pellegrini
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has stated that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini should deserve the credit for transforming this team into a winning outfit. Pellegrini was appointed as a replacement for Roberto Mancini in the summer. He is now set to win the league title in his debut campaign with the club. The club has already added the League Cup to its trophy cabinet. Pellegrini has not always been the most entertaining manager in terms of mind games, but Carragher says that he has made it count where it matters most – on the pitch.
City have been one of the entertaining teams in the division and they are set to overhaul Chelsea’s record of 103 goals in a single Premier league campaign with a convincing win over West Ham on the final day of the season. City thrashed Aston Villa 4-0 on Wednesday night to move within 90 minutes of winning the title. Even a draw is sufficient for the club on the final day of the season. Unlike managers like Jose Mourinho, who talk a lot in the press conference, Pellegrini has been silent throughout the season.
He has come in for criticism for the Champions League exits, but Carragher says that he has done extremely well in his first season.
"Maybe it's because he's not entertaining enough in interviews? Every time he comes across in interviews he plays everything down and you very rarely get anything out of him. You never see him on the back pages. But credit to him for that. He's here just to do his job in terms of management and get results - and he's done that. He's got one trophy and it looks like he's on the verge of the big one in terms of the Premier League title,” said Carragher.