Manchester City media round-up: Timeline emerges for Pellegrini's removal

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

The Daily Mail has reported that Manchester City will allow Manuel Pellegrini to see out his contract with the club.

There have been suggestions the Chilean will be fired if he doesn’t deliver at least the Premier League title by the end of the campaign.

However, City will reportedly wait until they can make an easy move to sign Pep Guardiola, currently manager of Bayern Munich.

Vincent Kompany has been quoted by talkSPORT suggesting it will take the club some time to reach the level of Barcelona.

Manchester City were put out of the Champions League by Barca earlier this week after losing the tie 3-1 over the two legs.

The City skipper is optimistic his team can reach a similar level to the Spanish giants but has admitted that it’s unlikely to happen overnight.

“Ultimately we have always said our goal is to become as good as them, but it will take some time. They are really good,” he said.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has told ESPN that the side will keep fighting.

Hart was the star for City against Barcelona earlier this week, making routine world class saves in one of his best ever performances for the club.

City are still chasing down Chelsea as they fight to retain their Premier League title.

“I will never give up, ever, and I could safely say that nobody in our dressing room will ever give up either,” said Hart.

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