Former Manchester City defender Steve Howey feels Manuel Pellegrini is under immense pressure this season.
The Chilean tactician insists that his job at the Etihad Stadium is not in danger despite a below par campaign which has seen them crash out of both cup competitions, fall six points behind favourites Chelsea in the Premier League and have their Champions League chances hanging by a thread.
Howey is of the belief that Pellegrini should be bringing a lot more success to the club after spending plenty of money, suggesting that a failure such as this term has to put his role in jeopardy.
"Yes, they won the Premier League and the League Cup last year. But this year they didn't win the League Cup, I can't see them getting anything against Barcelona and Chelsea will win the Premier League," he told talkSPORT.
"Now, if you have got a team that has spent that much money and has not won anything in a season, that is not a good season.
"Pellegrini says he was told he is under no pressure to win things, but every manager is under pressure to win something or at least do well in the league, and that is managers who have had nowhere near the amount of money he has had.
"He has got to be under severe pressure if he doesn't win anything this season."
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