Roberto Mancini faces sack in case Manchester City lose EPL title
Manchester City have become the first English team to exit from the Champions League without a single victory. Moreover, it’s the second successive year they have been knocked out from the group stages of the coveted European competition. Nonetheless, Roberto Mancini and Co. will get a chance at redemption on Sunday when Manchester City host derby rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.
In case Manchester City are able to grab victory over their archrivals they will replace Manchester United on top of the English Premier League table on better goal difference. Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville sided with the majority of football analysts to suggest that Roberto Mancini will be sacked if Manchester City fail to defend their English Premier League title this season.
Failures on multiple fronts have left the Manchester City manager under a lot of pressure. Roberto Mancini heads into the mega showdown on Sunday with his side just three points adrift of Manchester United, who the only unbeaten team left in the English Premier League. In spite of leading Manchester City to an FA Cup and the English Premier League title over the past two seasons, Gary Neville believes Roberto Mancini could be kicked out of the Eastlands.
With Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho looking for work in the English Premier League, it’s do or die time for Roberto Mancini. Gary Neville believes Roberto Mancini deserves more time at the club, but that ideology might not coincide with the Manchester City brass.
“Roberto Mancini deserves more time but it is not a ridiculous suggestion to think City would not consider making a change if he doesn't win the league,” Gary Neville said. “Whilst Roberto Mancini continues to be successful he should stay in his job but it does feel like one day Mourinho or Guardiola will end up there.
“They have a new chief executive and a new director of football who presumably have the ear of the owner. It might be three or five years but eventually they will want to stamp their mark on the club and Mourinho and Guardiola have to be pretty high on the list.”
Pep Guardiola has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City over the past few weeks. Roberto Mancini has turned down speculation of the former Barcelona manager replacing him during the January transfer window. However, the Italian cannot blow out the possibility of his exit during the summers.