Pellegrini only took questions and answers for about ten minutes, but even within that brief exchange of questions and answers, there were some gems from the new boss.
Of course, the first press conference was more likely than not to be a gentle, subdued affair. Even the notoriously prickly British media could not realistically work Pellegrini over before his new team has played even an exhibition with him in charge.
Still, some of the questions were pointed, and all of Pellegrini's answers were thoughtful. A few were even insightful.
Here, then, are five takeaways from Pellegrini's first press conference as City's man at the helm.