Former Chelsea skipper Frank Lampard will like to stay at the Etihad for the rest of the season as Pellegrini's side fight for the Barclays Premier League title.
The 36-year-old midfielder who joined Manchester City on loan in the summer is programmed to return back to MLS club New York City next month to resume his career at the MLS.
Lampard was a used substitute in City's 3-0 win over Southampton and scored the second goal making it his 174th top-flight goal of his career in the 80th minute - after Yaya Toure's deflected shot found the net in the first half - to give the Citizens an upper edge after Mangala was sent-off for two bookable offence.
Gael Clichy scored the third in the 88th minute and the win over the Saints pushed Pellegrini's side to second place in the Premier League table, behind league leaders Chelsea [who weren’t able to score on Saturday against Sunderland].
The MLS starts in March but the Man City manager wants Frank Lampard to stay at the club till the end of the season.
‘We will sit down in December and decide what happens. He is a top professional.’ Pellegrini said of the midfielder according to the Daily Mail.
City reduced the gap on Mourinho's side to six points and the City boss added: ‘We have to play 25 games more and it's a lot of points. No one knows what happens in the future.
‘In one week, you can change things. Chelsea are playing very well, but let’s see what happens in the future. We just have to work on us.
‘There are many things we can complain about this year, such as the team conceding too many goals and not scoring as many as last season, but the only thing we cannot complain about is the spirit, the personality and the ambition of this squad.’
Written by Thinkfootballideas staff