Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini says he hasn't agreed to be Manchester City manager

Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini during the Primera Liga game against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has denied speculation he has already agreed to replace Roberto Mancini as Manchester City manager.

Mancini had criticised City for not stopping the speculation after seeing his team stunned by Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. Speaking after the game, the Italian said: "You (media) continue to speak about this for six months and there has been too much in the last two weeks. "I don't know why the club hasn't stopped this because it is not correct and I don't think it is true. "It is rubbish this speculation. I will still be here next season. It is rubbish, but I know football and know that everything can happen. "But if it is true, we will know in the next two weeks. If it isn't, this is stupid (speculation). "If it is true, then I am stupid for not believing this. Maybe next Sunday, when the season is finished, we will know then." Former Internazionale and Lazio boss Mancini took over from Mark Hughes in December 2009, leading City to FA Cup victory in 2011 and the Premier League title a year later.

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