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Man City boss Pellegrini confirms crunch club talks at season's end

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will meet with the club's directors next month for a season debrief.

The Mail on Sunday says the Chilean will sit down with chief executive Ferran Soriano and sporting director Txiki Begiristain after the last game of a season which once promised a unique Quadruple but is now in danger of slipping away.

City could finish with just the Carling Cup to show for their efforts, but Pellegrini is learning from his predecessor Roberto Mancini's mistakes and is refusing to blame the United Arab Emirates owners for failing to give him a deep-enough squad.

Pellegrini has had only 21 outfield players to choose from in City's 52 games, but where Mancini fought a public battle with his director of football, Brian Marwood, about the lack of big signings - a feud that played a part in the Italian's dismissal - the Chilean is treading more carefully.

"At the end of the season we will have a meeting to analyse what happened," he said. "We will analyse a lot of things. Liverpool have a good team and manager but they also played 13 or 14 games less than the other teams, that is important. It is why it is so important at the start to have a good squad and not just a good team. "

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