City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said he expects to be sacked if Manchester City don’t win the league this season.
The Chilean manager has signed a new two year contract with Manchester City amidst rumors linking Pep Guardiola to the club.
Pellegrini is aware of the pressure which he is under despite the new deal, but believes in his team and methods.
“You can’t go two years without winning the title,” he told reporters. “It’s very important to win it. It’s also important to trust when you don’t win a title, to trust the work you’re doing.
“I am sure we will learn from last season. We have to be a lot more consistent.”
Pellegrini is confident that his marquee summer signing, Raheem Sterling, will help City to achieve their aims and prove that he was worth his £49 million transfer fee.
“I am sure, in two or three years, we will see that we paid the correct price for him,” the 61-year-old added. “English players are more expensive here as they are fighting with all the other nationalities. It is difficult.
“I didn’t say he was worth £100m. I said he could be worth that in a few years’ time.”