In September , David Dein convinced the Arsenal board to recruit the relatively unheard of manager Arsene Wenger from Grampus Eight. Next Manchester City manager - Latest news updates, reaction, pictures, video - Mirror Football. This is a chronological list of Manchester City managers, comprising all those who have held the position of manager for the first team of Manchester City F.C. History · Early years –s · to · Managers. Pellegrini, Manuel Manuel Pellegrini. Link to this page: Retrieved 1 April Pellegrini was a reserved and quiet man, but he won the love of the crowd. An upturn in results occurred during Peter Reid 's management, the club achieving consecutive fifth-place finishes, but a deterioration in Reid's relationship with the board signalled the end of his spell at the club.