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Premier League manager takes swipe at club owners



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In a season that has already seen three managers sacked and several being in question, managing a Premier League club looks to be one of the toughest jobs in the world.

Already managers Brendan Rodgers, Tim Sherwood and Dick Advocaat have been shown the door and managers such as Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal face constant speculation on their job security.

However, one manager has stood up for his Premier League counterparts labelling club owners “impatient” over the weekend.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who has been at the helm of the Sky Blue’s since 2013, took aim at club owners in his pre-match press conference before his side played Aston Villa.

Pellegrini told Sky Sport’s that,”Things have changed, and I don’t understand why owners are so impatient. If I were an owner, I’d choose a manager to stay for three years and see out his contract and then decide.”

“Several years ago in England, most clubs in the Premier League had patience with their managers.

“That is changing. And it is not just difficult for young managers; it is difficult for all managers. The longer you can be at a club, the better it is for the manager and for the club.

Currently, only Arsene Wegner has served more than four years at a Premier League club as club owners seemingly chop and change managers every few seasons.

This statement from the Manchester City boss comes as the Chilean throws his support behind under-fire managers Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal.

The City boss himself is no stranger to media speculation as he was expected to be sacked by the City football group having lost the title to Chelsea last season.

However, this was not the case and with recent results this season, Manchester City find themselves a top of the table by only goal difference as several teams look to knock Pellegrini’s men off their perch.

While Pellegrini’s job looks secure for now, the same cannot be said for several Premier League managers as the dreaded Christmas period approaches and club owners review their manager’s performance.