The last six months has been poor for both Pellegrini and City. One could say Pellegrini didn’t care anymore and neither did the players. It’s hard to argue that it’s because of the announcement of Pep’s arrival. The last time that happened Jupp Heynckes just went on and got the treble. Pellegrini did leave with trophies but a lot of the performances from this year and towards the end of last year means memories of him at Manchester City might not be as fond.
I still don’t get why everybody’s on Navas’ case although this author says its time to find alternatives then pretty much says he’ll end up staying. I think he’ll stay too. Here’s a World Cup, European Championship, UEFA Cup and Premier League winner who offers a skillset that can help provide some variety and balance to a team. He may not be the Navas of old, I think his confidence is shot even though he continues to get picked, but Guardiola could just be the manager to get him back to his best.