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Pellegrini tight-lipped on future

SoccerNews in La Liga 25 May 2013

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Manuel Pellegrini has once again refused to be drawn on whether he is heading to Manchester City.

The current Malaga head coach is widely expected to succeed Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium ahead of the 2013-14 season, but has insisted no deal has been agreed with the Premier League runners-up.

“I’ll talk about my future once the season has ended. I have already said that – so again, once we finish this season we’ll talk about my future. I still don’t have any contract signed,” the Chilean said.

Pellegrini – who confirmed last week that he definitely would not be staying at La Rosaleda after this campaign – took Malaga to the brink of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals this season, but his side were left heartbroken by Borussia Dortmund’s late comeback in their quarter-final clash.

And the 59-year-old indicated that he will be supporting his team’s conquerors – who went on to beat Real Madrid in the semi-finals – when they meet their German rivals Bayern Munich at Wembley on Saturday.

“I hope Dortmund win this final. We’ll be watching the final together. I consider it to be a very important thing as we participated very actively in the tournament, so it’s logical we see the final together,” he added.

“I think if Dortmund win they will be the fair champions. I think they’ve had a terrific season in the Champions League.”

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