Good news for Manchester City fans. Roberto Mancini has inked a five-year contract extension with Manchester City which will keep him in charge of Eastlands till 2017.
Roberto Mancini’s contract extension is something most analysts were expecting to occur this summer. Roberto Mancini led Manchester City to their first English Premier League title in 44 years last season.
The Italian did so in spectacular fashion too. Manchester City won the English Premier League title in the last five minutes of the season. Manchester City were out of contention for the English Premier League title five weeks before the season ended but a superb comeback along with a bit of luck inspired Eastlands to one of the most entertaining seasons in the history of English Premier League .
In a press conference after inking his five-year extension contract, Roberto Mancini confessed his delight over the possibility of remaining as manager of Manchester City over the next five years.
Roberto Mancini admitted that this was an “enormous” opportunity for him to record further success with Manchester City. The details of the extension contract haven’t been announced yet but the worth of the contract extension is estimated to be around £25 million.
This news comes after Roberto Mancini was offered to manage the Russian national football team. The 47-year-old politely turned down the offer saying his future and loyalty remained with Manchester City.
“I am delighted to be able to give all of my efforts to Manchester City for a further five years,” Roberto Mancini said.
“The opportunity which exists to build on our recent success is enormous. Manchester City is a fantastic football club, from the owner, chairman, board and the executive team, through to the players, staff and fans.
“I am very much looking forward to the challenges and excitement ahead.”
Roberto Mancini led Manchester City to their first trophy in 35 years when the Citizens acquired the FA Cup in 2011. John MacBeath, the interim Chief Executive Officer of Manchester City was also full of praise for Roberto Mancini. In an official statement John MacBeath confessed that Roberto Mancini was a prized asset of Manchester City.
“Roberto’s managerial credentials have been well proven in Europe for many years and in leading a team which has won the FA Cup and an unforgettable Premier League title in successive seasons, his ability to manage in the English domestic game is also undisputed,” John MacBeath said.
“This new agreement allows Roberto to focus on the challenge of guiding a team which is capable not only of defending the Premier League title, but one which can compete for European honors.”