English Premiership

Pellegrini: I'm the man for the job

2015-05-16 13:38
Manuel Pellegrini (File)

Manchester - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remains convinced about his future at the club and believes the gap between his side and Premier League champions Chelsea can be bridged next season.

City travel to Swansea on Sunday with a degree of uncertainty over whether Pellegrini will be in charge at Eastlands beyond the end of the current campaign.

Pellegrini, who is in the second year of a three-year contract, guided City to the Premier League title and English League Cup in his first year in the job, but will finish the 2014-15 season without a trophy to his name.

City, who head into the weekend in second place, were also knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona in the last 16, having just scraped through the group stage.

But despite a season without silverware, Pellegrini remains confident he will stay in charge and has no plans to seek assurances from City owner Sheikh Mansour about his future.

"I don't have to talk about it," Pellegrini said of a potential meeting to discuss his future.

"I have my own future so clear, so many years ago, so it doesn't matter," the Chilean added.

Pellegrini, who will have midfielder Yaya Toure and captain Vincent Kompany available for the match at the Liberty Stadium, believes the gap between City and Chelsea is not that great.

"Next year, we must make some changes," he said.

"I don't think we are very far from Chelsea or from other teams, and in the games we play against Chelsea we didn't see a better team than our team, but they were more consistent during the whole year.

"We will see in the future what we must do. I don't think we are very far from Chelsea because I don't think they are a better team than our team, but we need to improve and we will see which areas we are going to."

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