49 Facts About Manuel Pellegrini

1. Manuel Pellegrini has used Cresswell, but appears not to favour the Englishman as much.

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2. Manuel Pellegrini has largely used Masuaku, with the DR Congo international making eight Premier League starts.

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3. West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini missed the chance to get a bit of revenge on Manchester City this afternoon.

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4. Manuel Pellegrini has told Marko Arnautovic to put talk of a move away behind him and give his all for West Ham.

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5. West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that Marko Arnautovic will not be leaving the club in the near future.

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6. Manuel Pellegrini has asked Samir Nasri to prove he is fit enough to play in the Premier League before West Ham think about offering him a contract.

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7. Manuel Pellegrini insists there are no problems between him and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as he prepares to face his former club for the first time since his departure.

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8. Manuel Pellegrini has no problem with Man City 'rival' Pep Guardiola.

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9. West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly interested in luring Bayern Munich striker Sandro Wagner to the London Stadium, per reports in Bild.

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10. Manuel Pellegrini has said the club will try and sign former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, if the Frenchman gets fit.

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11. Manuel Pellegrini insists West Ham will take the game to Manchester City despite the memory of some recent hidings.

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12. Manuel Pellegrini is proud of what he achieved at Manchester City before being replaced by Guardiola but West Ham's manager will have his work cut out against his former side on Saturday.

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13. Manuel Pellegrini stands tall despite looming shadow of Pep Guardiola.

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14. West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, facing his former club for the first time, opted for an attacking West Ham line-up having vowed to fight fire with fire ahead of kick-off.

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15. Manuel Pellegrini dismissed concerns over Marko Arnautovic's future after the Austrian forward hinted he could be ready to leave West Ham in order to play in the Champions League.

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16. Manuel Pellegrini knows Nasri from his time at City and is confident it will not take the former France international long to regain sharpness.

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17. Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful "the real Samir Nasri" will emerge if the Frenchman convinces West Ham to sign him on a free transfer.

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18. Manuel Pellegrini was still able to deliver a second League Cup but, by the end, his squad had lost their fight, most shockingly in the Champions League semi-final defeat to Real Madrid that drew a withering appraisal from City's top brass.

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19. Manuel Pellegrini knows how important Arnautovic will be to helping West Ham finish comfortably above the drop zone and challenge for a European spot.

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20. Manuel Pellegrini is aware of reports of interest in his attacking talisman, but he maintained Arnautovic has not had his head turned: "Every player always wants to play in the biggest team but I don't think that Marko is thinking about that.

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21. Manuel Pellegrini spoke of this, saying: "I am proud to manage Manchester City FC and am therefore very pleased to have agreed this contract.

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22. Manuel Pellegrini had won the Premier League manager of the month for December 2013 and was roundly praised for his attacking managerial style, calm demeanor, and excellent man management.

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23. Manuel Pellegrini was quoted saying he was "delighted to accept this hugely exciting opportunity.

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24. On 30 May 2013, Manuel Pellegrini stated he had a verbal agreement to become the new manager of Premier League club Manchester City.

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25. On 10 August 2012, Manuel Pellegrini publicly stated his desire to stay at the club despite its ongoing financial problems and the loss of key players such as Santi Cazorla and Jose Salomon Rondon.

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26. In July 2009, Manuel Pellegrini competed in his first cup for the club as manager, the Peace Cup 2009.

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27. On 1 June 2009, Manuel Pellegrini was appointed as manager of Real Madrid, signing a two–year contract.

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28. Manuel Pellegrini took over the managerial duties of Villarreal CF on 1 July 2004.

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29. Manuel Pellegrini gave the club a good run in the Copa Libertadores, catching the eye of other South American managers.

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30. In 1998, Manuel Pellegrini had a brief spell back at Palestino before he was bought by Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito.

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31. In 1990, Manuel Pellegrini was appointed manager of Palestino, where he stayed until 1992.

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32. Manuel Pellegrini wanted to help reconstruction projects in the Chilean central zone after the 1985 Algarrobo earthquake knowing that his experience as a qualified civil engineer would be ideal.

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33. Manuel Pellegrini confessed: "If I had known where that boy would get, I would not have retired.

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34. Manuel Pellegrini decided to retire as a player in 1984 after a match against Cobreandino.

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35. Born in Santiago, to Italian parents, Manuel Pellegrini attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, where he graduated in civil engineering in 1979.

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36. Manuel Pellegrini took up the manager's role at Malaga in November 2010.

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37. Manuel Pellegrini moved to Europe in 2004 to take the manager's post at Villarreal, a club near Valencia.

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38. West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini hopes to have some players back from injury for the Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham.

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39. West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini turns to academy to heap more trophy misery on Tottenham.

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40. West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini demands more from £42m record signing Felipe Anderson.

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41. Manuel Pellegrini gives specific date when Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll will return for West Ham.

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42. Manuel Pellegrini made the comments ahead of West Ham's Premier League match against Burnley at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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43. Manuel Pellegrini says his team are continuing to work in the right way, but need to show a better sharpness in both boxes after their Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night.

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44. Manuel Pellegrini sat down with the media on Friday afternoon to preview Saturday's Premier League fixture between his West Ham United and Sean Dyche's Burnley.

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45. West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has lauded Grady Diangana for his ability after his latest display against Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.

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46. West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini admits record signing Felipe Anderson's performances need to improve.

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47. Manuel Pellegrini has backed former West Ham and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart to return to the England fold after his recent struggles.

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48. Manuel Pellegrini has called on club record signing Felipe Anderson to improve his performances, admitting even the Brazilian knows he can improve.

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49. West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has expressed a desire to sign Parma winger Gervinho, but the Italian outfit are not keen on making a deal.

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