Isco keen to follow Pellegrini

  • Last Updated: May 27 2013, 16:07 BST

Highly-rated Malaga playmaker Isco admits he would relish the chance to continue playing under departing coach Manuel Pellegrini.

Isco: Says Pellegrini has been his 'footballing father'
Isco: Says Pellegrini has been his 'footballing father'

Pellegrini will leave Malaga following this weekend's final round of Primera Division matches and has been closely linked with the vacant post at Manchester City.

There has also been plenty of speculation about Isco's future at the Andalusian club, with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and several English clubs, including City, thought to be coveting the 21-year-old.

Isco insists he will not be rushed into a decision about where he will ply his trade next season, but admits he would be happy to still be under the orders of Pellegrini.

"He's been my footballing father and I know that he likes me and, for me, of course I would like to continue with him because he's given me all the confidence in the world," he told reporters after joining up with the Spain Under-21 squad on Monday.

On the subject of which club he might move to, Isco says the key thing for him is the amount of time he gets on the pitch.

He said: "It's a very important decision for me and I don't want to get it wrong.

"I have doubts because I want to play, wherever it is, and that's the most important thing. I don't want to regret it after not getting many minutes."

He added: "I'm not closing my door to anyone but my priority is to play and I don't want to be on the bench. We'll see what happens in the summer."


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