Anti Climax: Manuel Pellegrini Bids Farewell To Man City Fans At Strikingly Empty Etihad (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

8th, May 2016


Manchester City’s entertaining 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Etihad Sunday has left their hopes of a top-four finish in serious doubt. The game also saw Citizens’ boss Manuel Pellegrini bid farewell to the City faithful, albeit in front of a disappointingly empty stadium.

With rivals Manchester United now in pole position to nab City’s place in the top four (and the Champions League), the club’s fans didn’t seem to eager to give Pellegrini a memorable send-off, with the whole thing rather awkward…

Fourth-placed City, now on 65 points, face a final day clash with Swansea away while United are hovering just two points behind, with the Red Devils still to face West Ham away and Bournemouth at home. All that leaves City facing the very real possibility of playing Europa League football under new boss Pep Guardiola next season.

As for Pellegrini, a Premier League title and two League Cups, along with a very first appearance in the Champions League semi-finals is a decent return for the Chileans’ three-year stint in Manchester. However, a finish outside the top four in his farewell campaign will seriously sour his legacy at the club.