After all his denials and talk of loyalty to his club Manuel Pellegrini has announced that he is leaving Malaga at the end of the season. The 59 year old Chilean made the announcement at an awards ceremony this week and ends weeks of speculation over his future. He will now take over from Roberto Mancini at Manchester City.
This season he led Malaga to the quarter finals of the Champions League and they were unlucky to lose out to Borussia Dortmund. In his time he has also coached at Real Madrid and Villarreal.
He will take charge of Malaga for the last time this Sunday. After that its Malaga to Manchester.Read more >>
Former Northern Ireland defender Stephen Craigan is the new Northern Ireland Under 19 manager. He takes over from Stephen Robinson who stays on as Under 21 boss. Craigan was his assistant for a time and his first games in charge will be the European qualifiers in Belgium against France and Iceland. Cragian was a very popular player for Northern Ireland and during a superb career he won 54 caps.
Meanwhile Republic of Ireland fans are reeling from the sad news that former midfield star Tony Grealish has died at the age of 54.Read more >>
Celtic were crowned champions of the Scottish League after a 4-1 win over Inverness to give them the title for the 44th time. In a league without their great rivals Rangers they had six draws and six defeats. It was hardly glory days.
Celtic of course are still in with a chance of the double when they take on Hibs in the Cup final but their points tally this year in the SPL is certain to be their lowest ever in winning. Perhaps that says it all.Read more >>