Pellegrini sure that he would have achieved more with City without FFP

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West Ham head coach Manuel Pellegrini believes that his period at Manchester City could have been even more successful but for the club’s problems with financial fair play.

On Wednesday evening, Pellegrini, along with the Hammers, will arrive at Etihad. Manuel was working there for three seasons, winning the Premier League and two League Cup titles – exactly what Josep Guardiola has achieved.

According to Manuel, he could have done more with the Citizens, but for the punishment the club suffered for violating FFP rules in the summer of 2014. City were fined and forced to limit the payroll sheet and submit a curtailed application for the Champions League.

Pellegrini called his time at Manchester as glorious as the fans and players were enjoying football.

In his first season, Manuel won the Premier League and League Cup, but the second one was more difficult. The club was punished for violating FFP rules so the team couldn’t strengthen in the summer. That was the main reason why City failed to win the league in Pellegrini’s 3rd season.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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