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Pellegrini will need to deliver trophies to keep his job at Manchester City

Photo Courtesy: Manchester City's official website
Photo Courtesy: Manchester City’s official website

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will be the latest Premier League manager to have insecurities about his job, following the dismissals of Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho this season.

While the Chilean is not under immediate threat like Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, who is reportedly facing the axe at Old Trafford, he will be under a little pressure, following news of Pep Guardiola’s availability next season.

Bayern Munich recently confirmed that they will not be renewing Guardiola’s contract, and the Spaniard will be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the season. As City have expressed their desire to bring the former Barcelona boss to the Etihad in the past, Pellegrini will be a little nervous, especially if he fails to deliver any silverware this season.

Pellegrini, who was appointed as the new City boss following Roberto Mancini’s sacking in 2013, was able to make an immediate impact, with his first season at the Etihad yielded two trophies in the form of the Premier League title and the Capital One Cup.

Although the former Real Madrid boss failed to win a single trophy in the 2014/15 season, City, despite their habit of instantly sacking managers, decided to stick around with the Chilean.

City, who spent some serious money on the transfers of Kevin De Bruyne (£54m) and Raheem Sterling (£44m) this summer, managed to make the perfect start this season, recording successive wins in their opening five Premier League fixtures.

However, the Citizens have been faltering in the EPL of late, dropping to the third position, after recording three defeats in their last five fixtures.

Still, the City hierarchy will not be too displeased with the Chilean as City have done well to reach the semi-final and the last sixteen of the Capital One Cup and the Champions League respectively.

There is also plenty of time for Manchester City to get their EPL campaign back on track, due to the season currently only reaching its midway stage. But if the Chilean again fails to deliver any silverware for a second season in a row, his position at the Etihad will certainly come under serious threat.

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