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Reports: Mancini to be Fired
Guardian, May 13th, 2013 1:47PM

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According to various reports, Roberto Mancini’s tenure as Manchester City coach is set to end within the next few days. The Italian’s failure to win a trophy in his third full season as coach looks to have been reason enough to let him go, although some reports say he would have been fired whether City won the FA Cup final or not. Mancini won the FA Cup with City in 2011 and the Premier League in 2012. This season, City finished runner-up in the FA Cup to Wigan Athletic and second in the Premier League to Manchester United. Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini is the favorite to replace him.

Mancini, meanwhile, insists the rumors not true and has instead attacked the club for not publicly supporting him, particularly the club’s communications exec, Vicky Kloss. Asked whether he was expecting to be fired, Mancini said: "I don't know, for me nothing will happen. I don't need to talk about me and my future, I have a four-year contract. It's true that every contract can be broken but I don't think they need to talk about me."

He added that the club should have killed the speculation. "The people, Vicky, the other people who work for the press [office], I don't know why they don't stop this rubbish. You wrote this for the six months, and for the last two weeks. It's too much. I don't understand why. For football, I talk and I take responsibility in the press. For this, you need to talk to Vicky and the other people. If it's true, it will be true. I don't know. For me, I am happy to work for Manchester City. I'm happy with my job, I'm happy about what we did in three years. I am disappointed now that we lost this game."

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