Santi Cazorla hails ‘top class’ Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Santi Cazorla is backing new manager Manuel Pellegrini to be a big success at Manchester City next season

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Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City in May Photo: Back Page Images

Santi Cazorla is backing new manager Manuel Pellegrini to be a big success at Manchester City next season.

The Chilean was appointed as Roberto Mancini’s successor earlier this month on a three-year contract after leaving Spanish side Malaga.

And Arsenal midfielder Cazorla, who played under the 59-year-old at Malaga before his transfer to the Gunners last summer, is fully expecting Pellegrini to be a big hit at Eithad Stadium.

“I find it strange that some people don’t know about him,” Cazorla told the official Arsenal Magazine.

“He’s done spectacular things with Malaga and Villarreal in the Champions League. Clubs like City obviously want him for a reason and, ultimately, it’s for the job he’s done.

“He’s demonstrated he is top class. At whatever team he’s been at – Malaga, Villarreal, Real Madrid – he’s done well. He’s had those teams playing spectacular football and I’m sure City will be a better team.”

Cazorla also believes that Pellegrini will be able to get the Citizens playing attractive football.

“I’m sure City’s football will change and will be more offensive,” he added.

“I’m very happy for him because he deserves to be at a club of that level. He’s getting his reward. He’s been so important to my career.”

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