It’s not easy being Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, but he’s made life harder on himself after his team were defeated today against Wigan in the 2013 FA Cup Final. Post-match, Mancini dismissed rumors that he was getting the sack in the near future, but he was angry at the lack of support he’s received from the Manchester City hierarchy.
Here’s what he said regarding the rumors of Manuel Pellegrini replacing Mancini:
“You continue to speak about this for six months and also too much in the last two weeks.
“I don’t know why the club didn’t stop this because I don’t think it’s true.”
“I don’t know if it is true or not. I don’t think so. I do know football and in football anything can happen. In one or two weeks you can know if it’s true or not.
“I don’t need to ask the club about it. There is no reason to ask.
“Do you think the chairman told me before the game ‘don’t worry’?
“We will see if it is true in the next two weeks. If it is not true you have written stupid things in the last six months. If it is true I’m stupid because I don’t understand this.
“I work with serious people and I think I did a good job.”
What do you think? Is the media the one that’s writing stupid things in the past six months, or is Mancini telling the truth and his position is solid at the club? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- Roberto Mancini angry with Manchester City officials — BBC Sport
- Chelsea’s history man Frank Lampard focuses on honours not contracts — The Guardian
- Mancini dismisses rumours of imminent sacking despite City’s FA Cup final defeat — The Independent
- Frank Lampard wants to carry on playing until he is 40, just like Ryan Giggs — The Telegraph
- Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert fuming with officials after Chelsea defeat — Sky Sports
- Manchester City’s deserved loss to Wigan signals the end of Roberto Mancini’s reign — Telegraph
- Manuel Pellegrini admits he is unlikely to remain as coach of Malaga next season — Sky Sports
- David James: Under Ferguson, Manchester United was a Mafia — The Guardian
- Sam Allardyce signs new two-year contract with West Ham — The Independent
- Gareth Barry refused to use the uncertainty over Mancini’s future as excuse — Sky Sports
- Mancini admitted he could not explain City’s shock 1-0 Wembley defeat — MCFC
- Flags, chants and £1,000 tickets mark Alex Ferguson’s farewell — The Guardian
- Redknapp insists there is no hidden motive behind Christopher Samba’s absence — Sky Sports
- Roberto Mancini fails to adapt tactics to exploit Wigan’s defensive frailties — The Telegraph
- Frank Lampard dedicates record to mum: ‘It’s for her’ — The Independent
- Fatal Bradford City fire’s 28th anniversary marked — BBC News
- Benitez hails record-breaking Lampard but injuries hit squad ahead of Europa League — Independent
- Callum McManaman hailed as ‘a real diamond of English football’ by Roberto Martinez — The Mail
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