New Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini promises trophies, attacking football

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Manchester City's new manager Manuel Pellegrini promised a more attacking brand of football, and pointed to his experience of out-foxing local rivals Manchester United as he pledged on Wednesday to win trophies.

At his first news conference since taking over from Italian Roberto Mancini, Pellegrini said he aimed to improve City's poor Champions League record, even though reclaiming the English Premier League title they won in 2012 or FA Cup they lifted in 2011 was as important.

Expectations are high at trophy-hungry City, where runners-up places in the Premier League and FA Cup were deemed to be unacceptable last season, and chief executive Ferran Soriano has said the target is five trophies in the next five years.

"Just five?" joked Pellegrini. "We'll try to work and we'll do our best here and see how many trophies we can win."