Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini managed to become one of the few managers English football history to have won the Premier League title in his first season in charge of a club in England. Not only did they lead City to the title, but he also made them exciting to watch. This was a remarkable turnaround from the days of Roberto Mancini, whose teams were criticised for not playing good football sometimes. Kit man Les Chapman has revealed that Pellegrini has not only made the squad as winners, but also brought about a new atmosphere with the team.
He says that Pellegrini has made the atmosphere at the club extremely likeable. City will be starting the new season as favourites for the title, while they will be targeting an entry into the semifinals or finals of the Champions League. This was one of the disappointing aspects of last campaign, as City failed to progress past the last 16 of the Champions League. They came up against one of the top teams in the world, Barcelona. However, this may not be an excuse for the coming campaign since this team has already won the league title twice in the last three years.
Chapman says that the current City squad believes that they can win the league title once again. “How do Mancini and Pellegrini differ? Well, [Pellegrini] actually speaks, which is more than the previous one did. He is a cool guy, a gentleman and says hello. It’s certainly a lot happier dressing room,” said Chapman. Apart from winning the league title, City also won the League Cup last season. The club has made some crucial signings in the summer, which will help them overcome the limitations imposed by UEFA with respect to spending and the amount of losses they can make.