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Manuel Pellegrini admits he is facing an uncertain future at Manchester City regardless of how the season unfolds.
Pellegrini only signed a new contract in the summer but there is growing speculation that he could move on at the end of the campaign.
Pep Guardiola's admission that he is leaving Bayern Munich to move to the Premier League has done little to quell the speculation surrounding Pellegrini and the Chilean knows that his job is far from safe even if he is does manage to deliver the title.
"I don't think my position in the future is linked to titles. For me, as a manager, it's important to win the title because it's my job," Pellegrini said.
"My way of thinking is that, if I have the option to renew here for five years more and don't win the title, or to win the title and be sacked, I'd prefer to win the title and be sacked. For a manager, your work is to win the title, so the other doesn't matter."
Pellegrini faced rumours about his position last summer before signing a new contract and he acknowledges the club have the right to bring in whatever manager they want.
"I think that if you are the owner of a club, you must have the option to replace the manager if they win the title or if they don't win the title. It just is about your trust in the way you work. That is more important than if you win a title or not for the owners." he stated.