By Mark Finlay

Manchester City will be playing “good football” says Manuel Pellegrini if he is to be confirmed as their new manager.

When the Spanish season finishes this weekend  Pellegrini is then ready to leave Malaga, and take charge at the Etihad.

He is excited about the new challenge and plans to take the team to the next level.

I the 2006 Pellegrini took Villarreal to the UEFA Champions league semifinals and Malaga to the last eight this season.

The Chilean is known for his smart approach and he will bring that to the job at Manchester City.

“Manchester City have offered me a great project,” said Pellegrini. “Hopefully, it becomes official.

“If it happens, Manchester City will have a team that will play very good football. City have a great team and a clear plan on how things will develop. This motivates me.

“City have shown a lot of interest in me becoming their new coach. My agent has spoken at length with them.

“There is nothing signed still, so I cannot say that I am their coach, but I don’t see that there will be any problems.

“I have a verbal agreement and I hope that it can be executed. Manchester City have offered me a great project.

“On Sunday I finish my contract here with Malaga and on Monday we will start to see where I go next season.”