Manuel Pellegrini is looking forward to facing his old club when West Ham welcome Manchester City to London Stadium on Saturday.
Pellegrini spent three years managing City from 2013 to 2016, winning one Premier League title and two League Cups in the process.
The veteran Chilean manager has admitted that Saturday’s game will be a special occasion for him.
“It will be a special game for me on Saturday when we face Manchester City at London Stadium in the Premier League,” Pellegrini told his pre-match press conference.
“But we know, in this profession, as a manager, you must work in different places, for me the most important thing is that in every club I left people have a good relationship with me.”
“So, I will always love that club because I had three very important years of my life there.”
Pellegrini’s current team, West Ham, have been struggling to string together some consistency this season. However, a home win, or even a draw, against City would have the potential to be a springboard for the rest of their season.
Players like Felipe Anderson are gradually improving and with Marko Arnautovic up front, West Ham will certainly pose a threat in their attacking third.