Toure: I stayed at City be­cause of Pel­le­grini

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Manch­ester City’s Yaya Toure has re­vealed that he only stayed at the Manch­ester City be­cause of his un­der­stand­ing with man­ager Manuel Pel­le­grini.

The Cote d’Ivoire in­ter­na­tional was speak­ing to Lon­don’s Daily Mail in England, say­ing he stayed be­cause he wanted to re­main loyal to the Cit­i­zen’s man­ager.

In a book called ‘Pel­le­grini’s Meth­ods’, Toure is quoted as say­ing he re­mained at Eti­had Sta­dium be­cause Pel­le­grini al­ways talked to him, shar­ing ad­vice about the game and life off the field.

“I’ve stayed be­cause of Manuel. He al­ways talks to me, giv­ing me some piece of ad­vice. He has been aware of my life off the pitch,” said the Ele­phants skip­per.

“He has been like a fa­ther to me in dif­fi­cult mo­ments. I have never felt like that with an­other coach.

“Be­fore this sea­son, all the play­ers had a talk and we promised the boss we would re­cover our level.

“We had to do it for him, for us and for the fans, we have to win im­por­tant things this sea­son.”

The Cit­i­zens were crowned English Pre­mier League win­ners in the 2013/14 EPL sea­son, how­ever, they failed to de­fend the ti­tle in the next cam­paign as they were de­throned by Chelsea.

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