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Angry Pellegrini to Boycott UCL Press Conference

  • ESPN FC, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:23 PM

ESPN reports that Manuel Pellegrini is planning to boycott his pre-game news conference ahead of Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second-leg in Barcelona. The Chilean is reportedly furious that he has been banned by UEFA for City’s next two UCL games, with the option of being banned for a third game. City chose not to appeal against Pellegrini’s punishment for questioning referee Jonas Eriksson’s impartiality during its 2-0 loss at home to Barca, so Pellegrini will have to give his pre-match team talk to his players in the hotel before they leave for the Nou Camp. If Pellegrini does miss Tuesday’s press conference, he risks being fined by UEFA.

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