Man City would play attractive football under Pellegrini, says Nasri

Manchester City's Samir Nasri reckons the Citizens would play "attractive football" if Manuel Pellegrini takes over at the Citizens

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Samir Nasri sealed a £25m move to Manchester City in 2011 Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Samir Nasri believes Manchester City would play “attractive” football under Manuel Pellegrini should the Chilean take over at the club.

The 59-year-old Málaga manager is the leading candidate to take charge at the Citizens after Roberto Mancini’s dismissal last week.

And the France international, who joined City from Arsenal in 2011, has been impressed by Pellegrini’s record at Real Madrid, Villarreal and Málaga in La Liga.

“I think he is a great manager,” Nasri told Sky Sports.

“He proved himself with Villarreal. At Real Madrid as well, even though he didn’t win the title, they finished with 96 points. And at Malaga too.

“All his teams play attractive football and I think that’s what people want to see.

“You pay for a ticket to go to football to see something great and he’s the kind of manager who can do it.”

Nasri also rubbished reports he wants to join newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

“It is not true, it is rubbish. They just talk,” he added.

“The director of PSG [Leonardo] said maybe he wants to buy some French players and said my name. He is someone I have known for a long time from when he
was at Inter Milan.

“I want to stay in Manchester, I don’t want to leave, it is just talk.”

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