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Man City fullback Zabaleta: I hear Pellegrini is great

Manchester City fullback Pablo Zabaleta is backing Manuel Pellegrini for great success.

The departing Malaga coach is expected to be named City manager in the coming days.

Zabaleta said: "I have never worked under Pellegrini before, when he was at San Lorenzo I was in the second team.

"I don't know him as a person but he did well at Real Madrid, Villarreal and Malaga.

"We will see if Pellegrini signs for Manchester City.

"His way to play football is great. Somebody told me he is a great manager so we will wait to see what happens. Hopefully if he comes to City he can just carry on with his football."

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