Man City chief Marwood full of praise for Pellegrini

Manchester City academy chief Brian Marwood is full of praise for new manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Pellegrini replaces the sacked Roberto Mancini, who never saw eye-to-eye with Marwood.

"I’ve been very impressed with everything he talked about - not just in the first team,” Marwood said of Pellegrini in an interview with City’s in-house media. “You look at his record in the Champions League - with Villarreal and Malaga - it’s incredible. [Malaga] were within minutes of knocking out Borussia Dortmund [in April]. Everyone at our club knows the strength and qualities of Dortmund. We played them twice and found it very difficult.

“[There is his] man-management, too. I spoke to Roque Santa Cruz [who spent last season on loan at Malaga] and he had nothing but great things to say.”

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