Manchester City media round-up: Ancelotti and Guardiola emerge as favourites to replace Pellegrini

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester City.

ESPN has reported that Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola are the two favourites to replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City.

City have struggled in recent weeks, losing the first leg of their Champions League clash against Barcelona while conceding ground in the title race.

It would be difficult for them to poach either high profile coach, but they both represent top quality options for the club.

The Daily Mail has reported that the Chilean boss has just 12 days to save his position as the club’s manager.

The paper claims that City’s owners want proof of progression and development under their current manager, which leaves him under real pressure for the remainder of the Premier League campaign.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has laid into City captain Vincent Kompany, with quotes reported by the Daily Express.

Neville has not been impressed by the Belgian’s recent performances and has suggested that he needs to settle his game down over the next couple of weeks.

“Vincent Kompany has turned into Mr Rash. I don’t know what’s happened to him. He needs to settle his game down,” said Neville.

Kompany is going to be a key figure if City are to turn things around and win the league title this season.

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