Last Updated: Wed, 15 May 2013 11:05
Malaga have confirmed that Manuel Pellegrini is free to leave the club following reports he is set to join Manchester City.
Reports in Spain over the weekend linked the Chilean manager with a move to Manchester City, and Roberto Mancini was then axed as City boss on Monday following Saturday's FA Cup final defeat to Wigan.
Malaga have now confirmed that Pellegrini is free to leave the La Liga side in the summer and the local press have claimed that a 4million euro buy-out clause has been waived by the Spanish outfit.
Pellegrini has impressed since taking charge of Malaga in 2010 despite their financial concerns.
Pellegrini guided the club to the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season, where they were beaten in controversial circumstances by finalists Borussia Dortmund.
It would now seem a case of when and not if Pellegrini will take charge at the Etihad Stadium, despite reports linking Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho with a move for City in recent days.
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