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Manuel Pellegrini is sure Manchester City will win trophies

Manchester City confirmed Manuel Pellegrini as the manager to succeed Roberto Mancini and the new coach is already full of praise for his new team.

After weeks of speculation City officially confirmed Pellegrini as the man to succeed Roberto Mancini on Friday. David Ramos / Getty Images
After weeks of speculation City officially confirmed Pellegrini as the man to succeed Roberto Mancini on Friday. David Ramos / Getty Images

The new Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no doubt he is inheriting the best squad in England and is convinced he will soon win trophies.

After weeks of speculation City officially confirmed Pellegrini as the man to succeed Roberto Mancini on Friday.

The Chilean, 59, has been tasked with bringing trophies to Etihad Stadium and improving the team's brand of football – and he is confident of achieving both.

The former Real Madrid and Villarreal manager, whose most recent job saw him guide Malaga to a sixth-place finish in last season's Spanish Primera Liga before taking up his new post, told City TV: "I am sure we have the best squad in the Premier League.

"We have wonderful players and can win important titles in the next three or four seasons.

"Everyone knows if you arrive at a club like Manchester City you need to win titles.

"I am sure we are going to win – maybe the Premier League, the Champions League. We will try to win a lot.

"I like attractive and attacking football, so all the people who go to the stadium can see a wonderful ... show is not the word but I am sure they will enjoy the way we play.

"We are not going to be a team that scores a goal and goes back waiting for a counter-attack.

"We will always try to play in the opponents' pitch and play attractive football."

Pellegrini, who has signed a three-year deal to take charge at Eastlands, will officially begin work on June 24 ahead of pre-season visits to Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Africa, Germany and Finland.

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