Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that has he turned down an approach from Paris Saint Germain to join Manchester City.
The Chilean revealed on Wednesday to Spanish radio that he had agreed a deal to take charge at the Etihad Stadium.
But the outgoing Malaga boss did have other options with the French giants also keen on his services.
"PSG is a very important institution - one of the most important in Europe - and they put themselves in contact [with me] but the priority was to work with [Manchester City]," he said on Canal Sur.
Pellegrini is being strongly tipped to bring Malaga star Isco with him to City, and the midfielder has confirmed he would be keen on following his boss to England.
Pellegrini refused to rule out signing him for City, adding: "Wherever he [Isco] goes he will be a success.
"He has tremendous potential and I am happy that I was able to give him his chance in the first division. He will go as far in football as he wants to go."
With Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea poised to be confirmed, Pellegrini is looking forward to locking horns with the Portuguese coach once again.
"If we meet again then there will be no problem with Mourinho," he said.
"We are two very different people who just happen to do the same job. We have two different ways of behaving and of going about doing that job.
"I was proud to come to Malaga; it was one of the best decisions I have ever made."