Happy Man City CAN retain the title unlike the ‘Class of 2012’, claims Weaver

first_imgManchester City stand a greater chance of retaining the Premier League title this season because there is more harmony under Manuel Pellegrini than there was under predecessor Roberto Mancini.That is the view of former Blues goalkeeper Nicky Weaver, who believes that the title will be contested between City and Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.Mancini won City’s first title in 44 years back in 2012, however just one season later the Italian had been sacked after the Blues’ meek defence of the championship saw them finish 11 points behind neighbours and champions, Manchester United.But Weaver does not envisage there being a repeat scenario under Pellegrini’s stewardship.“Mancini obviously had a little bit of an ego on him and he had players like Balotelli and Tevez, who were making the front pages of the papers as much as the back pages,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“Since Pellegrini has come in, those players have left and there seems to be a lot more harmony in the camp and they all seem to be pulling in the right direction and singing from the same hymn sheet.“I think he [Pellegrini] is calm and sometimes that can be a good thing. We saw what happened with Man United last year, it’s not always easy to retain the title.“He has added players and maybe he will add a few more before the end of the window but I certainly expect City to be right up there and I probably expect Chelsea to be their nearest rivals.”last_img

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