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Mancini confident of staying at City

648   //    08 Apr 2013, 15:46 IST

Manchester City Manager ‘Roberto Mancini’

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour gave Roberto Mancini a five-year contract last summer to indicate that he has faith in the manager; however, the Italian’s work will be reviewed at the end of the season after the sources at Eastlands were unable to confirm his place in the next season.

The doubt over Mancini’s position came after back-to-back exits from the Champions League in consecutive seasons and the fact that City are currently 15 points behind the Manchester United.

Chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak, chief executive Ferran Soriano, and the director of football Txiki Begiristain will review the Italian at the end of the season in Abu Dhabi. The Monday night derby game and the cup are both of great importance to Mancini.

However, Mancini seems to be confident about his place after he expresses his desire to do well in the transfer season.

Mancini said:

“I am sure we can do well this year, that we can do a good job in the market.”

“I don’t know how much money we can spend, I don’t know this. But United in the past did spend a lot to buy important players. Now they don’t need to spend every year, £100m. United are a top team, they just need to buy one top player every year because they are strong. For us it is different, we need to do it this way and may be in three or four years we need only buy one player in the summer because we have a strong team.”

Source: Guardian