Manuel Pellegrini
Manuel Pellegrini is proud of his team's style of play Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini believes his eye-catching style of football will be his legacy at Manchester City. The 62-year-old Chilean became City manager in 2013 and guided the club to the Premier League title during his first season in charge.

But rather than being remembered for the trophies he has won, Pellegrini thinks he will ultimately be best-known for his crowd-pleasing style of play.

"For me the most important thing in these two years that I am here is that the style of play I never changed," he said, according to the Manchester Evening News. "It's an attractive style, fans enjoy that style and we are continuing playing that way.

"I think that reflects the work we do every day during the week. You have a style. Maybe you can receive some criticism that we didn't have the results playing away, but I think the way to try to achieve those results is to play in this style and not change to play more defensive."

The Manchester City boss said he was committed to playing a particular brand of football because he feels he has a duty to entertain the fans.

"It is what fans deserve. If you have technical and important players you must have possession of the ball and demonstrate that they are good technically. They must also run and defend. But I always try to score more goals," the Manchester City manager said. "If we keep clean sheets it is very important, but I always prefer to score more."

Pellegrini's Manchester City side are currently competing on four fronts, after progressing to the FA Cup fourth round with a 3-0 win at Norwich. Despite this, Pep Guardiola has been persistently linked to the managerial job at the Etihad Stadium. The Spaniard recently announced his plan to quit Bayern Munich at the end of the season and his desire to move to the Premier League.