The Chilean signed a three-year contract at the Etihad Stadium and he’s 5/2 at Ladbrokes to land the Premier League title in his first year of that deal.
Punters expecting the former Malaga boss to find the going tough can tackle Ladbrokes’ 66/1 for Pellegrini to be the first top flight manager to lose his job and the same firm make him 4/1 not to last the season.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes told Betrescue: “The odds favour at least one trophy in his first season. Whether that is enough to hold down the job at City is another matter, but he looks like getting a season at least.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
Manuel Pellegrini specials
To win a trophy at City yes/no (first season) (Major Trophy)
Yes – 4/5
No – 10/11
Points v United in league first season
To oversee a 6-1 victory against Manchester United – 100/1
To be the first manager to leave in the new season – 66/1
To leave before Christmas – 40/1
To leave before the end of the season
Yes – 4/1
No – 1/7