Pellegrini: City squad not thinking about Pep yet

Date published: Wednesday 3rd February 2016 9:10

Manuel Pellegrini: Watches the action at the Etihad

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is concentrating only on the task of maintaining the club’s four-pronged quest for silverware as his reign draws to a close.

The Chilean saw his players ensure they remain firmly in the race for the Barclays Premier League title with a 1-0 victory at Sunderland on Tuesday evening a little more than 24 hours after announcing his impending departure to make way for Pep Guardiola.

However, he insisted it was business as usual despite all the hype surrounding Monday’s announcements.

Pellegrini said: “I don’t think we must link both things. One is what will happen in the future, but we are living in the present. We are all thinking about this season – we will see after that what happens next season for the players and me.

“The most important thing was the character of the team was to come here and win this game and to demonstrate that we can defend also very well if we want.

“I always feel the commitment of all the players to our project. We are living a very good season. We hope we can finish in the same way.

“Maybe every game that we play will be more difficult to continue in all the competitions, but I feel that the squad is fully committed to the project, so I am very happy about that also.”

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