Lampard: Pellegrini not feeling pressure

Manchester City loanee Frank Lampard insisted embattled manager Manuel Pellegrini remains calm amid doubts over his future.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is showing no signs of buckling under pressure, according to loanee Frank Lampard, with the Chilean boss reportedly clinging to his job.

Pellegrini - in his second season in charge at Etihad Stadium - is facing an uncertain future in Manchester as City are set to end the 2014-15 campaign empty-handed.

City's Premier League title defence is hanging by a thread, with four wins from 10 matches leaving the club six points adrift of leaders Chelsea – who also have a game in hand.

The Manchester team have also crashed out of the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup as pressure mounts on Pellegrini but veteran midfielder Lampard - on loan from MLS outfit New York City - has thrown his support behind the 61-year-old old.

"I think Manuel is very calm. You can see his nature. He is very experienced and can handle all pressures," the 36-year-old said.

"He's got a good manner and I think it is very important as a top manager that you never look as if the pressure is getting to you and he certainly never gives us that vibe."