Roberto Mancini has once again tried to stake a claim in Manchester City’s recent successes by saying that he was the one who built this team. Manuel Pellegrini won the Premier League title in his first season in charge of the club. He joined the illustrious list of managers like Carlo Ancelotti who came from foreign league to win the domestic league in their first season. Mancini made a lot of noises about him being responsible for the current successes because he signed a majority of the players like Vincent Kompany and Yaya Touré.
The Argentine defender Martin Demichelis has played in some of the top clubs around the world which includes: River Plate, Bayern Munich, Athletic Madrid and his current club Manchester City. The 33 year old player has experience performing with different clubs and different managers but he has recently launched a negative comment and feedback about Louis van Gaal.
The Manchester City management doesn’t want any of the star players of the team to be lured away this summer and thus, they have given big contract extension offers to almost all of them.
The news of Vincent Kompany’s 6-year extension broke out earlier today and now, it’s been reported that the Sky Blues have held talks with the Argentina international Sergio Aguero as well and have let him know that they want to extend his contract too.
According to the new deal, in case he signs it, Aguero would be getting two hundred ten thousand Pounds per week for the next 5 seasons.
Manchester City striker Roberto Negredo managed two lift trophies in his first season at the club after his £ 20 million arrival from Sevilla last summer. However, very poor form towards the end of last season meant that Negredo featured very rarely in the City team. He was also left out of the Spanish national team squad as a result of this poor form. This resulted in an indifferent first season. Due to the pace of change at City, he could be set for an exit just 12 months after his arrival.
Ivory Coast national team boss Sabri Lamouchi has stated that it is now looking highly unlikely that star midfielder Yaya Touré will be fit for the opening match against Japan. Ivory Coast will be taking on Japan in the first match of the tournament on June 14. The Manchester city star, Yaya Touré, is one of the important players. He is expected to shine at the World Cup 2014 and take Ivory Coast to the latter stages of the competition. He comes into the tournament on the back of a very good form that has seen him score more than 20 goals in all competitions from the midfield last season.
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.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini takes his team to Anfield in order to defend the Premier league title chances, as even a draw could favour his team.
However, the Chilean has revealed that he does not plan to sit back on this advantage they have in the title race and says that attack is the best form of defence. City are in a comfortable position with only five matches left in the season. This is because they have two more games in hand over Liverpool, who won just four points ahead of them in that race.
Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills says that Manuel Pellegrini should take the blame for the club’s 2-1 defeat against Wigan in the FA Cup.
The Chilean selected a team that had a couple of first-team players missing and it was thought that he had done so with the Barcelona midweek match in mind. City are chasing the Catalan club with a 2-0 deficit from the first leg.
They could be noted out of the Champions League if they do not score at least two goals at the Camp Nou. However, City enjoyed the worst preparation for this match by losing to Wigan at the Etihad stadium.
Manchester City lifted the first trophy available for English clubs this campaign after winning the League Cup by beating Sunderland 3-1 at Wembley yesterday. This was also the first trophy for new manager Manuel Pellegrini, who said after the win that the club can build on this victory and get two more trophies this campaign.
City were initially looking to win the quadruple this campaign, but a 2-0 defeat in the first leg against Barcelona in the Champions League has reduced the hopes. They are now looking to achieve the famous domestic treble.
The manager of Manchester United, David Moyes, has praised his players for their improved performance against Swansea City.
The Red Devils put up a clinical show against Swansea at Old Trafford yesterday and secured a 2-0 win to avenge the defeat that they had suffered against the Jacks in the FA Cup last week.