Premier League - Pellegrini joins Man City

Manuel Pellegrini has finally been confirmed as the new Manchester City manager after a series of delays.

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Premier League - Pellegrini joins Man City
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Malaga's coach Manuel Pellegrini (Reuters)

The Chilean's arrival has been widely expected since 2012 Premier League-winning boss Roberto Mancini was sacked a month ago.

The 59-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at the Etihad Stadium and will officially take up his post on June 24.

Pellegrini arrives from Spanish side Malaga, whom he guided to the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season.

He said: "I am delighted to accept this hugely-exciting opportunity.

"The club has a clear vision for success both on and off the pitch and I am committed to making a significant contribution.

"Everything is in place for Manchester City to continue to be successful and I am excited to be able to work with such a talented squad, the executive team and the board to deliver for fans who are renowned for their steadfast support."

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