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Kidd to Stay on Despite City Exodus
Guardian, May 16th, 2013 1:49PM

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Brian Kidd, Manchester City’s caretaker manager for the remainder of the season, said that the firing of Roberto Mancini on Monday came as a shock to the Manchester City players and staff. Since the Italian’s dismissal, first-team coach David Platt, defensive specialist Angelo Gregucci and reserve team coach Atillo Lombardo have all resigned, taking the total City backroom staff exodus to six since Mancini’s departure. According to the Manchester Evening News, Kidd will be recommended to stay on for next season’s incoming coach, most likely Malaga’s Manuel Pellegrini.  

“I got to be honest, if you were to ask me after what has gone in the last 48 hours, it has all come as a shock to the staff,” Kidd said after the 2-0 win at home to Reading on Tuesday, a result that cemented second place for City. “We are not greedy, but we don’t have to qualify for the Champions League now and that is the least we should have done this season.”

He added: “All credit to the players. They have had to have put up with a lot of stuff [since Wembley] and it would have been a travesty if we had not finished second. We appreciate the fans, they would have been so disappointed on Saturday, but we have come back for them tonight.”

Pellegrini is not yet confirmed but he remains the odds-on favorite to replace Mancini, as Malaga said it would release him for free this summer. According to reports, should the Chilean agree to join City, he wants to spend big money bringing Malaga starlet Isco, Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, Sevilla midfielders Jesus Navas and Geoffrey Kondogbia, and Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus to the Etihad this summer.

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