Pellegrini accepts he is under pressure

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March 20, 2015 15:16:54 UK

Under-pressure Manuel Pellegrini insists he is still enjoying his job as Manchester City manager despite his side’s current problems.

City look certain to end the season with no silverware following the midweek Champions League exit to Barcelona and there is even a danger that they could slip out of the Premier League’s top four.

City are currently 15.00 to win the Premier League title outright and 1.04 to finish in the top four, while they are 7.50 to beat West Brom 1-0 this weekend, with Sergio Aguero available at 3.75 to score the first goal.

Ancelotti won four trophies six months ago and everyone is talking that he cannot continue.

Manuel Pellegrini

City trail Chelsea by six points, but Chilean Pellegrini said when asked about the pressure he is under: “Every day I enjoy it. If you cannot enjoy playing Champions League against Barcelona, fighting for the title in the Premier League, being with this team, being in the best league in world, if you don’t enjoy it, you must need to see a doctor.

“Maybe some years ago, it was not the same. Now it is maybe the same. Now every time during the season that one manager is not winning, the press say sack him.

“This year was maybe sometimes with the Liverpool manager, with the Arsenal manager, with me, with the Manchester United manager. It is the same as it is Spain. (Carlo) Ancelotti won four trophies six months ago and everyone is talking that he cannot continue.”

Yaya Toure will miss the game against the Baggies with an Achilles injury, while Aleksandar Kolarov and James Milner are doubtful because of knocks.

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