Dameerto wrote:Not strictly true - Pellegrini was tasked with being holistic and only paid it lip service.
Holistic = not be like Mancini with the players, I always thought.
The relevant line from the club announcement was:
"This, combined with an identified need to develop a holistic approach to all aspects of football at the Club, has meant that the decision has been taken to find a new manager for the 2013/14 season and beyond."
In the context it was used in, the club was suggesting a unified and inclusive approach from the first team down - Pellegrini's own words were that he would always play his best eleven, even if circumstances allowed for some flexibility (and there were plenty of those circumstances over the three seasons).