Manuel regrets speaking out
DEPARTING Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits he has regrets over his decision to announce midseason he was leaving.
Pellegrini went public with the revelation he was to leave just minutes before City officially confirmed a new man would take over in the summer but he accepts it had a detrimental effect on his players. At the time City were three points behind Leicester, but they immediately lost three matches in a row in all competitions and eventually finished fourth, 15 adrift of the champions.
“After Guardiola said he was coming to England it was my decision because all the media was talking about Guardiola here, Guardiola in Arsenal, Guardiola in Manchester United,” he said. “It was not fair for all managers when everyone knew he was coming here.
“If I ask if I would do that again... I have some doubts.
“The most difficult thing in a group is when you break something. Something was broken in that moment.”