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Pellegrini: City always wanted Guardiola

Manuel Pellegrini has insisted he has no problem with Man City boss Pep Guardiola after the Spaniard replaced him at the Etihad last summer.

“When they signed me, [Man] City were very clear with me,” he told Spanish radio station Cadena SER. “They came for me and they told me that they wanted Pep Guardiola or me.

“Guardiola did not want to sign and I did it for three years. I fulfilled my phase and Pep wanted to coach in England because he had spent many years in Barcelona. There is no problem.”