Pellegrini has a warning for City successor Guardiola
Manuel Pellegrini believes the benefits of a new bumper TV deal in English football will make it even harder for incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to win a Premier League title.
Clubs will receive a share of $11.5 billion over the next three seasons and Pellegrini thinks this will lead to a far more competitive league.
The departing City boss also feels as though Guardiola will find it tough to win a league title when he is also expected to deliver success in Europe.
“I think it will get more competitive because the TV rights are increasing every season, so every team will have more money to spend on good players,” said Pellegrini. “Every team has good players, but maybe the big ones make a little difference.
“It’s also very important to consider in the future that this season, we have played 16 games more than Leicester. Big teams involved in Europe have a double challenge to be successful.
“That makes it more difficult to reach the first four places in the Premier League, and that is why it will be more difficult in years to come to reach the top four.”
City need a point today against Swansea to ensure that Guardiola will have a shot at qualifying for the Champions League next season through the play-offs.