David Silva pleased Manuel Pellegrini is staying at Manchester City

The Chilean has been backed for next season by the City board, and Silva, for one, is happy he will be continuing.

David Silva has told Sky Sports that Manuel Pellegrini staying at Manchester City is good news for the attacking players.

City endured a disappointing campaign last season as they finished second and failed to retain their Premier League title, while they were also beaten comfortably by Barcelona in the Champions League knock-out stages.

The domestic cup competitions also proved a major failure as lower league sides in both the FA Cup and Capital One Cup knocked them out. All of that saw Pellegrini come under increased pressure with his future looking uncertain.

However, he has stayed at the Etihad and Silva for one is pleased, while he says the side are looking to make a good start to take an early advantage.

“He is a coach who likes to play attacking football so for the attacking players it is very good and we want to keep playing that way,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.

"We want to make a good start and then to take that advantage, get the minds prepared and to get ready for it. Every game is high level and we just try to do our best.”

Were Manchester City right to stick with Manuel Pellegrini?

In truth, Manchester City were likely right to stick with Pellegrini to try and bring about some consistency at the Etihad. 

While the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti are available firing Pellegrini and bringing in either of those would be another step backward for the club.

The top clubs are those that achieve consistency, something City have failed to do so far having failed do. Sticking with their current boss is a clear aim at doing that.

Having said that, should Pellegrini struggle again next season, it is hard to see him staying on as manager beyond next summer.

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