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Pellegrini to leave Man City, Guardiola taking over


Manchester, England – Manchester City has confirmed Monday the exit of Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season with Pep Guardiola taking over for the next three seasons.

Pellegrini was aware of the moves that City was making and confirm it was done with transparency from his perspective.

Pellegrini, who told City’s players of his decision today, said: “Before I finish, I want to tell you I have talked with the club and I will finish my contract on the original date.

“I signed for one year more, but with the clause that the club or me can choose not to use that stuff now, so I finish here on the original date, June 30, so there is not the speculation.
“The club are not doing anything behind me, I knew this one month ago, but I don’t think it’s good to have rumor or speculation about these things, so I prefer to finish today, which I why I have told the players and I have told the Press. I also spoke to the club two weeks ago and said that I would do it.”

All speculations are now over with Guardiola taking over Manchester City at the end of the season, which leads you to believe that Jose Mourinho will likely takeover at Manchester United.

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