Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini rubbishes exit reports
Roberto Mancini unsheathed his sword and went swinging it against those who claim he will be sacked by Manchester City if he fails to win the FA Cup final this weekend. The Italian boss is confident he will remain manager of Manchester City next season.
Manchester City will play against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final at Wembely on Saturday. The match will be Roberto Mancini’s last opportunity to win any kind of silverware this season. Critics suggest the match will also be Roberto Mancini’s final test this season.
Having lost the Premier League title to archrivals Manchester United this season, Roberto Mancini is already threading on very thin ice. Unfortunate injuries and under par performances from his team are perhaps the only reason Roberto Mancini is still the boss of Etihad Stadium.
In spite of all the reports, Roberto Mancini remains confident he will be able to lead Manchester City once again next season.
“These are fantasy stories from the English press. It's absolutely not true and I have never been worrying about them,” Roberto Mancini told Gazzetta dello Sport. “They criticize me because of the second place, but if this is the reason, all the Premier League managers should be sacked apart from Alex Ferguson, who won the Premier League, and [Michael] Laudrup, who won the League Cup.”
Roberto Mancini claims the English press have launched a biased campaign against him by overshadowing his achievements, which include the Premier League title, the FA Cup and the Community Shield.
“The real reason why they act like this is because I am an Italian manager and because City broke the cartel,” Roberto Mancini added.
“Until a couple of years ago, English football and its earnings were in the hands of Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal. Now there is also City and this annoys someone. From 2011 to date, City have won three trophies and if we will win this FA Cup the trophies could be four - not too bad for a club that hasn't been winning for 35 years.”
Not that it matters anymore, but with only two games remaining in the season, Manchester City are 10 points behind Manchester United on the Premier League table. The Eastlands last two games of the season will be a trip to Reading and a home game against Norwich City.