Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko admits he chose to leave Manchester City in 2015 due to then manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The Bosnian forward was a popular figure at the Etihad Stadium between 2011 and 2015, scoring 72 goals in 189 matches which helped him and the club to two Premier League titles, the 2011 FA Cup and the 2014 League Cup.
Dzeko then completed a move to Roma in the summer of 2015 on an initial loan deal, before making that deal permanent for £9million the following summer, a decision that was influenced by a row with Chilean boss Pellegrini, now in charge of Real Betis.
“I was at the best moment of my career and I didn’t want to be on the bench, so I chose Roma,” Dzeko told Corriere della Sport about his City exit. “I do not regret it at all, on the contrary.
“By the way, I left England with a three-year contract, I did not agree with coach Manuel Pellegrini in City.
“I didn’t manage to win only a trophy in Roma, but it was a wonderful six years. A few ups and downs for me and Roma, but I carry that club in my heart. I’m at Inter now and I want a Scudetto.”
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