Nonetheless, they offered him a painting worth 7 million Euros for his parting
Manchester City's chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, gave an interview to English media in which he showed his the Board's disappointment for the performances offered by Manuel Pellegrin.
- "A few things were achived during those three years [1 Premier League title, 2 League Cups and the first Champion's League semi-finals] and we must recognise that."
- "We have to thank Manuel Pellegrini and his woriking staff, but, on the other hand, we cannot hide our disappointment, especially this tear because we all had different expectations than what weren't matched."
- "We are disappointed, Cheikh Mansour [the club's owner] so much as me, the fans and the whole team."