Manchester City plan to appoint Manuel Pellegrini as new manager next week. The Daily Mail says City will appoint Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager by the start of June and he will immediately open face-to-face talks with Carlos Tevez about his future at the Etihad Stadium.

Pellegrini confirmed in Spain on Wednesday that he will leave Malaga when the La Liga season ends next week and it is understood that he will immediately begin work at City.

With players such Tevez, Joleon Lescott and Gareth Barry all entering the final years of their contracts at City, they have been told that no talks will take place about their futures until Roberto Mancini's replacement starts work.