Pellegrini set to face the media for first time as new City boss
Published 09/07/2013 | 11:21
Manchester City are set to formally unveil new manager Manuel Pellegrini at a press conference.
The Chilean will be presented to media at the club's training ground tomorrow, almost four weeks after his appointment was confirmed.
He will be joined by new signing Fernandinho, the Brazilian midfielder bought from Shakhtar Donetsk at a cost to the club of £30million.
Pellegrini met the majority of his squad this week for the start of their pre-season programme.
They travel to South Africa later in the week ahead of friendlies against SuperSport United and AmaZulu FC.
They begin their Barclays Premier League campaign against Newcastle on August 17.
Mancini was sacked in the final week of last season after the club surrendered their Barclays Premier League title and were surprisingly beaten by Wigan in the FA Cup final.
City appear to have pulled out of a move for £53million-rated Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and have lost out to Real Madrid for playmaker Isco, but continue to be linked with numerous possible targets.
Former captain Carlos Tevez has also left the club for Juventus amid the changes.