Manuel Pellegrini will keep Brian Kidd as part of his backroom team with Manchester City.

Pellegrini will bring with him three members of backroom staff.

Long-standing right-hand man Ruben Cousillas, from Argentina, will be his assistant while Xabier Mancisidor will be goalkeeping coach and Jose Cabello fitness coach.

Assistant manager Brian Kidd, who took caretaker charge of the team after Roberto Mancini's exit, will also remain as part of the set-up.

Pellegrini said: "It is important to me that Brian remains part of the coaching team.

"He has great football knowledge, knows the league, the players and will be a big part of what we try to achieve.

"We have spoken and we are all excited to work together."