Manchester City fans here in the Tavern are kind of happy to hear the news via Manchester Evening News that Manuel Pellegrini has been targeted by Valencia to be their new boss this summer.
Pellegrini is, of course, on his way out of the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season and although he is unlikely to be without offers, the general consensus is that he deserves to go straight back into work.
Many City fans are still fully behind Pellegrini who has done a good job at City during his three years in charge and he would likely have been in charge again next season, had it not been for the availability of Pep Guardiola this summer.
There are some City fans here as well that have quite a lot of sympathy for Pellegrini with the news of his departure coming out in the middle of the season, when the club were still challenging on all fronts.
Since then, City’s form has faltered and many fans believe that that bit of business has played a big part in that but Pellegrini still has the chance to bow out on a high with his side currently performing well in this season’s Champions League.
Valencia are also, of course, on the lookout for a new manager following the recent sacking of Gary Neville after only four months in charge after a largely disappointing spell in charge at the Mestalla.
Pellegrini has a fair bit of experience of La Liga and looks to be a good fit with previous experience of the league with Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga over a nine-year spell so he looks to be a safe bet should Valencia complete a potential deal.
The Chilean has kept his dignity well during his time at City and deserves another chance to show that he is a good boss at the top level and an appointment would be a good bit of business for Valencia.
Man City fans…. What do you make of this news? Would he do well at Valencia? Let us know below!