Manchester City & Roberto Mancini

Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Manchester. Roberto Mancini (born 27 November 1964) is an Italian football manager, formerly an international player and current manager of Premier League club Manchester City. 5.0/5

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Former Inter Milan and Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini soaks up the sun in Saint-Tropez -
BREAKING NEWS: Manchester City have parted company with manager, Roberto Mancini.
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in 2009 Roberto Mancini was appointed as Manager of Manchester City. Forever a City Legend.
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Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini wants to be reunited with Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure & defender Pablo Zabaleta..
Roberto Mancini needs to be reunited with Manchester City stars Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta at Inter Milan. . F…
Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta is a target for Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan
Chelsea are looking to make Inter Milan and Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini their next permanent manager. …
Is Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini looking to poach three Manchester City players?.
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Roberto Mancini pleads with Inter Milan to sign Yaya Toure from Manchester City in summer: Mancini manag...
Micah Richards is set to reunite with Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan.
Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has hinted at a move for Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.
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Lucas Leiva is Liverpool linchpin Brendan Rodgers wants to keep Steven Gerrard’s end-of-season exit has dominated the headlines but if his Brazilian team-mate joins Internazionale it would create an equally alarming midfield void Roberto Mancini may not succeed in luring Lucas Leiva to Internazionale this month but his interest has accomplished the often thankless task of demonstrating the Brazilian’s importance to Liverpool. It is not only Steven Gerrard who has the capacity to create an alarming void in Brendan Rodgers’ midfield. The Former Manchester City manager wants to add Lucas to his ranks at San Siro following the January signings of Lukas Podolski and Xherdan Shaqiri, although, despite reports of a £7m bid, there has been no official approach to Liverpool from Internazionale so far. Rodgers will be standing in the way should one materialise. It is a surprising stance given his past treatment of the 28-year-old and now a necessity because of Lucas’s influence on Liverpool’s recovery fr ...
Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has warned that Mario Balotelli is in danger of wasting his entire career unless he changes his attitude very soon. The Liverpool striker who has been linked with a move to Juventus in recent weeks has had a controversial career that has made people question his talent. These include fall outs with Jose Mourinho when the pair worked together at Inter Milan as well as Roberto Mancini at Manchester City. [ 119 more words. ]
Roberto Mancini is eager to bring his Former Manchester City player Mario Balotelli from Liverpool to Inter Milan
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli, 24, could be heading back to Serie A with Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini eager to secure his return to the San Siro. (Daily Star Sunday) Mancini could also return to former club Manchester City to sign England midfielder James Milner, 28, whose contract talks with the Premier League champions have broken down. (Sun - subscription required) Colombia international Fredy Guarin, 28, could be going in the other direction with Liverpool considering a January loan deal for the Inter midfielder. (Sunday People) Chelsea have made a £30m bid for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, in an attempt to beat Manchester United to the signing of the Netherlands international in January. (Sunday Express) But United are set to pip neighbours Manchester City to the signature of Fiorentina's Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado, 26, next month. (Sport Mediaset - in Italian) Everton have joined Arsenal, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid in the chase for Croatia international a ...
Inter Milan manager and Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is set to buy Matija Nastasić from his old club. (…
Roberto Mancini eager to be reunited with Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic at Inter in Jan
Roberto Mancini announced he will bring some new faces into Manchester City. Carlos Tevez has asked if he can have one.
Sergio Aguero gives Manuel Pellegrini a Roberto Mancini moment... and Manchester City's manager must capitalise IAN LADYMAN: Deep in to added time, Manuel Pellegrini was offered his Roberto Mancini moment. One chance for salvation, Sergio Aguero’s right foot. You know the story.
The management of Inter closely monitor the situation around the Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie says “Telegraph”. Lately harder it is said that the Dutchman can go from “Old Trafford” and are ready to make an offer for him, if he is released. The contract of 31-year-old until the end of next season, but it does not show the required form this season and will not be surprised if you leave early. Reportedly, Inter will try to take Van Persie in the summer next year. The new coach of Milan’s grand Roberto Mancini has long liked this player and even tried to lure Manchester City while he was head of the club, but then Van Persie prefer to go to Manchester . To offer the range of 12-15 million. A big problem for his buyer, however, may be the salary of the player who is currently receiving 300 thousand. Euros per week and is unlikely to be willing to take less in his new club. ...
New Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is lining up a January move for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34. Manchester United have been told Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, 25, will cost them £47m. Chelsea and Manchester City are set to go head to head for the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, with both clubs prepared to meet the 22-year-old's £48m release clause. Liverpool are ready to rival Arsenal for the signature of 19-year-old Lazio striker Keita Balde Diao. The president of the German Football League, Reinhard Rauball, says European football's governing body Uefa could leave Fifa if the global governing body fails to publish Michael Garcia's report into World Cup corruption. Roma striker Mattia Destro, 23, has welcomed rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal. Cardiff City could terminate Ravel Morrison's loan spell after the 21-year-old West Ham midfielder disappointed manager Russell Slade.
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Reports in Australia suggest Manchester City have agreed to tour the country next summer, along with Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan.
Reports have emerged claiming that Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic is being linked with Inter Milan. The appointment of former City boss Roberto Mancini has sparked talk of Inter shopping …
New Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is ready to raid old club Manchester City for Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov in January.
Manchester City relinquished their grip on the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night in the worst possible fashion. The lack of spark from Manuel Pellegrini’s team was reminiscent of the insipid fare produced under Roberto Mancini in his title-defence campaign of 2012-13. Here was a crushing…
As Mario Balotelli prepares for his Liverpool debut against Tottenham, Brendan Rodgers insisted his background in youth-team football means he will get more out of the striker than Roberto Mancini managed at Manchester City.
Roberto Mancini: “are not inferior to Manchester City and can get a result with Munich”
Manuel Pellegrini tells FOUR Manchester City players to leave Manuel Pellegrini has told Matija Nastasic and three other Manchester City stars that they have no future with the club. Pelegrini is looking to off-load Nastasic, Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and John Guidetti before the Transfer Window closes at the end of the month to trim his squad down to 22 players. Former boss Roberto Mancini paid £12million to Fiorentina for Serb Nastisic two years ago but after a promising first season in the Premier League he suffered injuries and slipped down the pecking order under Pellegrini last term. Juventus are one of several Italian clubs ready to take Nastasic, 21, back to Serie A and Pellegrini has told the player he should move on for the sake of his career because Vincent Kompany, Martin Demichelis, new signing Eliaquim Mangala and Dedryck Boyata are all ahead of him. He said: "Matija needs to play. We already have four centre-backs, Demichelis, Kompany, Mangala and Boyata, as well as four full-backs. " ...
Turkish side Galatasaray have named former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli as their new coach. The Istanbul side parted company with Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini in June. Prandelli resigned after a poor World Cup campaign in which the Azzurri were eliminated at the group stage. The 56-year-old, who had two years left on his Italy contract, had guided the national side to the final of Euro 2012, which his side lost 4-0 to Spain. Prior to that, he had successful spells in charge of Parma and Fiorentina. Galatasaray revealed recently that their search for a new manager had involved an "exchange of ideas" with Former Manchester United manager David Moyes, A spokesman for the club also said Germany coach Joachim Low and USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann were their top targets.
Cesare Prandelli's resignation has opened the door for Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, 49, to become Italy coach. (Telegraph)
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has left Galatasaray after less than a year in charge
Galatasaray and Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini have parted ways
Former Manchester City and Inter boss, Roberto Mancini, has parted ways with Galatasaray after reaching a mutual agreement.
Liverpool are linked with interest in Sunderland winger Adam Johnson but would the Former Manchester City star be a wise option for Brendan Rodgers? The 26-year-old Former Manchester City and Middlesbrough wide man burst onto the international scene with England in 2010 but has not been included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup this summer in Brazil. Adam Johnson made a high profile switch from Middlesbrough back in 2010 to join the Citizens for £7 million but failed to cement his place in the starting XI under former manager Roberto Mancini and left the club in 2012 for £10 million somewhat acrimoniously. Johnson scored ten goals and made ten assists for the Black Cats in all competitions this season but it wasn’t enough to earn himself a seat on the plane to Brazil with England. Johnson had looked to be one of England’s most exciting prospects on the flank and a preferable option to Arsenal’s Theo Walcott but since then the likes of Raheem Sterling, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ada ...
Transfer News & Stories • Newcastle have confirmed the signing of striker Ayoze Perez from Tenerife. • Atletico Madrid have announced the signing of Guilherme Siqueira fromGranada. • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's World Cup hopes are hanging by a thread after he was ruled out for at least 10 days through injury. • Jose Mourinho insists Frank Lampard will return to Chelsea - and land any job he wants. • Mario Balotelli is set to leave AC Milan, but he isn't wanted by his old boss Roberto Mancini at Galatasaray. • Liverpool have agreed a five-year deal with young Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno. • David Moyes says Wayne Rooney carried Manchester United last season, and he'll star for England in Brazil. • Jose Mourinho last night confirmed Chelsea want £30million Cesc Fabregas. • Newcastle have moved swiftly to rebuff claims from Leeds' owner Massimo Cellino that they have bid for Ross Mccormack. • Manchester United are in contention to hijack Manchester City's bid for Porto defender Eliaqui ...
Arsenal are believed to have been offered the chance to buy Mario Balotelli this summer with AC Milan keen to offload the erratic striker. The Italian giants are planning a squad overhaul during the Transfer Window, but need to raise funds in order to bring in fresh faces and Balotelli appears to be surplus to requirements at the San Siro. Milan are said to want around £30m for the Italian international, with QPR’s Adel Taarabt among the players the club want to bring in. Mario Balotelli has been offered to Arsenal Big-spending French side Monaco are believed to be the current favourites to land Balotelli, but he has also been offered to Arsenal, among other English sides, in a bid to drive the price up. The Former Manchester City man scored 18 goals in 40 appearances for club and country last season, but Milan are thought to have become frustrated with his erratic behaviour, which was also a source of frustration for Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium.-Arsenal News-
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Manchester City secured their second Premier League title in three seasons after goals from Samir Nasri and captain Vincent Kompany saw them stroll to victory over West Ham. Manuel Pellegrini's side knew a point would confirm they had regained the crown - but goals either side of the interval from Nasri and Kompany ensured the formalities were completed with barely an anxious moment in front an ecstatic packed house at Etihad Stadium. Liverpool's home defeat to Chelsea and the late collapse at Crystal Palace opened the door for City and they took advantage ruthlessly by winning their last five games. And for 60-year-old Chilean Pellegrini, it marked a triumphant conclusion to his first season in charge after he was brought in to replace sacked Roberto Mancini and entrusted with bringing the title back to the Etihad. With 102 league goals and that two-point final margin, no-one can begrudge City a success that is richly merited, for all Liverpool's efforts this season. As referee Martin Atkinson sounded th ...
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Nasri hits back at Mancini over criticism: Manchester City news
Samir Nasri slams Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini and claims that he never accepted his own mistakes.
Morning Paper Talk Daily Mirror Chelsea have told skipper John Terry he can stay at Stamford Bridge for one more season if he takes a reported 50% pay-cut. The 33-year-old's current salary is said to be £150k per week. THE SUN Officials at Manchester City say they are not planning to sack Manuel Pellegrini after just one season at the Etihad Stadium. The Citizens dismissed Roberto Mancini last year after they finished second in the Premier League but a senior club source revealed: "Pellegrini will definitely still be in charge next season - guaranteed." He added it was 'chaos behind the scenes 12 months ago' but that under the 60-year-old Chilean "it's a much happier and more settled club." DAILY STAR Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is confident that on-loan Frenchman Loic Remy will sign a permanent deal at St James Park before next season. Pardew said: "I'd like to think it's a good chance. He's a good fit for this club and the famous No 9 shirt sits well on him." Daily Mirror West Ham's James Tomkins believ ...
It is hard to overstate how overwhelmingly relieved Manchester City were to have found Manuel Pellegrini, the liberating and very human antidote to what had become the toxic reign of Roberto Mancini.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is the best-paid coach in world football, according to a new list released on Tuesday. French weekly sports publication France Football have published their annual rich list, which shows Mourinho is now out-earning his coaching nemesis, Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola – who has the second-largest coaching salary in the world game. The Blues boss – who earns a cool €17m a year – had suggested he took a pay cut to return to Stamford Bridge last summer, but that assertion has been dashed by the latest index. Arsene Wenger is the next best-paid Premier League boss, receiving little over half that of Mourinho, while Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is enjoying a bumper pay day at Galatasaray, having left the Etihad last summer. Mancini squeezes into the top three, edging ahead of Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti on €14m a year. Despite receiving a €1.5m pay rise after quitting Paris Saint-Germain for the Bernabeu, Ancelotti - who was on the podium in l . ...
Chelsea became the first English side to reach the Champions League last eight after beating a limp Galatasaray. Having drawn 1-1 in the first leg, former Blues striker Didier Drogba could not inspire the Turkish team, who fell behind early on when Samuel Eto'o fired past Fernando Muslera. Play media Gary Cahill made it 3-1 on aggregate when he thumped home after John Terry's header was saved. Galatasaray's night was summed up by Drogba's stoppage-time miss. After Arsenal and Manchester City were knocked out last week Chelsea won this game at a canter. And the result means that Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini has yet to beat Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in six European attempts. Unlike the first leg, where the visitors recovered from a poor start in Istanbul, Galatasaray did not look like troubling the Premier League leaders, who responded well to Saturday's surprise defeat by Aston Villa. Mourinho, who is aiming to win a third Champions League trophy with a different team, said in the build-up to the game ...
MANCINI CAN YOU PLEASE SHUT UP??? Roberto Mancini revealed that he will go to a restaurant with Jose Mourinho and pay for the meal if Galatasaray beat Chelsea in the Champions League Last 16 second-leg tie. "If we win I'll not only go to a restaurant with Mourinho I'll also pay for the meal, "Mancini said in his pre-match press conference. Mancini also spoke about his and Didier Drogba's return to England. "For me it's just a game, I used to come with Manchester City to London, now I am coming with Galatasaray to London,"Mancini said. "But for Didier Drogba it is different because he will play in front of Stamford Bridge for the first time. "Didier is a fantastic man, a fantastic player, it's always difficult to find a replacement for a player like him. "We did a miracle in the group stages, it was really difficult to go through in that group. "Now we are against Chelsea one of the most difficult teams in the competition but in football you can never say never we always have a chance. "I think the game wi ...
Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini insists the club's shock defeat to Wigan Athletic in last year's FA Cup Final will have no bearing on their quarter-final clash on Sunday. The Latics claimed an unlikely 1-0 win at Wembley last May through Ben Watson's late-header, a result that ultimately cost former boss Roberto Mancini his job. Both teams have gone through much change since then, with Pellegrini taking over at City and relegated Wigan appointing Uwe Rosler following an inauspicious start to life in the Championship under Owen Coyle. And the Chilean believes the memory of that final will have little influence over their quarter-final tie at the Etihad, insisting his side will not allow a slip-up against what Pellegrini describes as a decent Wigan side. "I think now it's a different moment. There are different managers, different players for both teams. You can't link one with another," the former Villareal boss told Sky Sports. "It happened 10 months ago and is not a lesson I can learn in this m ...
Black Cats plot City cup upset (AFP) Saturday 1 March 2014 Share Ten months on from their shock FA Cup Final defeat by Wigan Athletic, Manchester City find themselves again cast as potential Goliaths ahead of the League Cup decider against Sunderland. As in May 2013, City will start as favourites against a team residing third from bottom in the Premier League relegation zone, but the experience of that rain-soaked Wembley day will steel them against complacency. Then, a stoppage-time Ben Watson header gave Wigan victory, producing the biggest FA Cup Final shock in 25 years and precipitating the departure of City coach Roberto Mancini, who was sacked two days later. By then, City had already conceded the league title to Manchester United, but although Mancini's successor, Manuel Pellegrini, has enjoyed a fine debut campaign, his side's momentum has slowed in recent weeks. They are only three points off the top in the league with a game in hand, but a recent home defeat by Chelsea exposed hitherto unseen vu ...
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Galatasaray's Roberto Mancini makes key switch to break Chelsea grip | Michael Cox • Coach sends on holding midfielder to tighten up formation • Move helps to nullify visitors' counterattacking advantage This 1-1 draw was an interesting tactical battle. Chelsea were utterly dominant for the first half-hour before Roberto Mancini's first substitution – sending on Yekta Kurtulus for Izet Hajrovic – helped Galatasaray back into the contest. The first half's key feature was Galatasaray's high defensive line, which was repeatedly breached by Fernando Torres making runs behind it. Perhaps Mancini was attempting to replicate the tactics deployed by his former club, Manchester City, in their 2-0 FA Cup win over Chelsea. The City defence played high up the pitch and minimised the space between the lines, closing down the Chelsea attacking midfielders as soon as they received passes. Galatasaray's system was more open and they failed to put pressure on the ball in midfield, inviting more direct play. Using ...
Mou and Hazard key to Gala vs Chelsea. We've sat and watched Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United all fall at the first hurdle in the past week. Now it's up to Chelsea to wave the English flag tonight in the Champions League. Luck of the draw, lack of experience within the team and on the sidelines, call it what you will, the three other English teams haven't performed and are all on the brink of elimination. So what of Chelsea tonight, what chance does Chelsea realistically have to progress to the next round? I believe we have a great chance and that's not because I am biased but because of two key factors amongst many this evening. One of those two being Jose Mourinho. It's been interesting to see Mourinho since he arrived in Turkey, obviously upset at being the subject of a stitch up by a Reporter but quick to put his game face back on and bite back at comments made by Roberto Mancini. For a second there I was worried as Mourinho looked different, subdued and not his usual self but within mi ...
WEDNESSAY PAPER TALK: DAILY STAR Jose Mourinho has rubbished Roberto Mancini's bid to claim credit for his Champions League glory as another war of words erupted around the Chelsea manager. Barcelona want to hijack Porto star Eliaquim Mangala's proposed move to the Premier League with both Manchester clubs keen on the France international. Pepe Mel's future as West Brom boss is under scrutiny just six games into his reign. Javi Garcia wants to help Manchester City lift the Capital One Cup to to win over the boo-boys - and Spain boss Vincente del Bosque. Tottenham's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 27, is on the summer wish list of French giants Paris St-Germain. THE SUN Manchester United's disastrous seasons was lying in ruins last night after a Champions League humiliation in Greece. Pepe Mel faces a battle to keep his job at West Brom after players hit out at the Spaniard's methods. Samir Nasri is set to sign a three-year contract extension at Manchester City. Southampton are eyeing a move for Manchester ...
Champions League last-16 tactical previews A look forward to Olympiakos v Manchester United and Galatasaray v Chelsea, plus best XIs from Europe's big leagues Champions League previews Galatasaray v Chelsea It might not be quite as extreme as witnessing a partner renew acquaintances with with their former love, but Galatasaray will provide a hostile environment for Didier Drogba's emotional reunion with former club Chelsea on Wednesday night. He will be at the centre of attention, and while we will all be awaiting his muted celebration if he scores, there is still the small matter of a Champions League quarter-final place at stake. Overcoming Galatasaray will be no mean feat. Roberto Mancini, the man who managed Manchester City to their Premier League title in 2012, has won six of his 11 meetings against Chelsea. The Turkish Superlig holders provided the biggest surprise of the group stages, subjecting Italian giants Juventus to the knockout phase of the much less valued – and significantly less valuabl ...
Predictions for today - 18.02.2014 Manchester City v Barcelona Manchester City easily defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup. In fact, the Chelsea players looked tired and out of shape due to their midweek match. Also, they were vulnerable at the back without their leader and club captain defender John Terry. Nevertheless, Manchester City fully deserved their win. They were strong on all fronts - attack, defence and midfield. They still boast the best attack in England. Now, they have to face one of the best teams in Spain and Europe in the name of Barcelona. Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was sacked due to his failure in Champions League and the team owners have put their trust in Manuel Pellegrini for Champions League success. Leading scorer Aguero (17/15) is back in training but there is still little chance for him to feature in this clash as he may be lacking match fitness. Otherwise, midfielder Fernandinho (20/3) and defender Nastasic (13/1) have not recovered yet. However, Manchester City ha ...
:::SOCCER NEWS::: Galatasaray needed a late Umut Bulut equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw at Turkish Super Lig strugglers Antalyaspor on Monday. Roberto Mancini's side lost ground in the title race after leaders Fenerbahce put back-to-back defeats behind them with a 2-1 win over Kasimpasa. Yannick Sagbo's late leveller earned Hull City an FA Cup fifth-round replay with Brighton and Hove Albion after a 1-1 draw on Monday. Gerardo Martino rates Manchester City as "one of the biggest teams in the world" ahead of Barcelona's trip to the Etihad Stadium. The two sides meet in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League Tuesday in what is one of the most eagerly-anticipated ties in the round. Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is wary of the many threats at the disposal of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The two sides meet on Wednesday in the first leg of an eagerly anticipated UEFA Champions League last-16 clash at the Emirates Stadium. Atletico Madrid midfielder Raul Garcia has sign a contract extension with the La Liga ...
Mcefc Paper Talk Daily Mirror: Tottenham are chasing Ajax and Holland defender Joel Veltman. Manchester United, Arsenal and AC Milan have also watched the 22-year-old this season. Chelsea defender David Luiz is top of Barcelona's wanted list again as they prepare for the summer Transfer Window. Roberto Mancini, now manager of Turkish side Galatasaray, is considering going back to Manchester City to try to sign defender Matija Nastasic. Schalke have admitted the £37million buyout clause of Arsenal target midfielder Julian Draxler will still be active this summer. Bolton are furious after being blocked by the Premier League in their bid to sign West Brom left-back Goran Popov on loan.
Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is planning to sign defender Matija ...
Roberto Mancini is reportedly set to return to. Manchester City this summer and attempt to. snap up Matija Nastasic for Galatasaray.
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They're underachievers! Jose sticks the boot into City before clash of the Big spenders Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City have underachieved, particularly in Europe, since the start of one of the most extravagant spending sprees football will ever see. City won a first Premier League title in 44 years in 2012, but have yet to make a firm impact on the Champions League, in which they face the might of Barcelona later this month in the first knockout round. Mourinho was manager early in the Roman Abramovich revolution, guiding Chelsea to a first championship in 50 years, something they successfully defended, while also winning the League Cup twice and the FA Cup in a period bankrolled by the billionaire Russian oligarch. The early trophy return following Abramovich's outlandish spending compares favourably with Sheikh Mansour's outlay under Roberto Mancini, who is now in charge of a Galatasaray team Chelsea face in Europe this month. 'They won one title, won a couple of cups,' said Mourinh ...
Arsenal's new kit suppliers Puma will help the club fund a move to sign Mario Balotelli this summer, according to reports in Italy cited by The Metro. The aforementioned reports suggest that amid rumours that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been dissuaded from a potential deal for the AC Milan striker, that Puma - who signed a five-year deal with Arsenal believed to be worth more than £30 million-per-year last month - are keen to help finance a deal for Balotelli - whom they also sponsor - and could be willing to offer more than £15 million to assist the pursuit. 23-year-old Balotelli - who is known as much for his off-field antics as he is for his footballing abilities - joined Serie A outfit AC Milan in January 2012 after calling time on a controversial three-year Premier League stint with Manchester City. Although he collected a league winner's medal during that time, Balotelli had a fractious relationship with compatriot and former manager Roberto Mancini and it was hardly a surprise to see him event ...
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is out for a month with a hamstring injury he sustained in the midweek win at Tottenham Hotspur. Midfielders Samir Nasri and Javi Garcia are also unavailable, with knee and muscle injuries respectively. Chelsea will monitor the fitness of winger Mohamed Salah following his move from Basel. Salah missed Wednesday's derby against West Ham along with Fernando Torres, who is sidelined with a knee injury. It could be explosive. It's bound to be fascinating. Having been frustrated by West Ham's "19th Century football", Jose Mourinho now has to come up with a plan to counter football from another planet. Well, not quite, but football being played by "the best team on the planet", according to Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood. It's a match that pitches the Premier League's most potent attack against its tightest defence, which in itself shows the massive difference a change of coach can have on the ethos of a club. Last season Roberto Mancini's City were the most miserly team arou ...
Football Paper Talk; Sunday Mirror; Frank Lampard will be offered a new contract by Chelsea, but John Terry and Ashley Cole might not be so lucky. Joe Cole could be set to join the MLS in the summer in a major money move. Roberto Mancini's Man City pay-off was the biggest in British football history - even bigger than first thought - at £10million. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is losing patience with Tim Sherwood as head coach and has lined up Dutchman Louis Van Gaal to replace him. Napoli coach Rafa Benitez made an enquiry to sign Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole. Arsenal rejected a loan approach for Nicklas Bendtner from Fenerbahce before the Transfer Window closed. The People; Manchester United boss David Moyes will join the battle to sign £35million-rated Porto centre-half Eliaquim Mangala in the summer. Barcelona are looking to buy David Silva from Manchester City and turn him into their midfield playmaker, as a replacement for Xavi Lee Cattermole is facing an extended spell on the sidelines ...
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Sunday Mirror Manchester City club accounts reveal Roberto Mancini received the biggest pay-off in British football history - a figure in excess of £10 million. Fulham technical director Alan Curbishley is ready to replace Rene Meulensteen, with the club now bottom of the Premier League. Graeme Jones is Roberto Martinez's right hand man at Everton - and Swansea are keen on bringing him in as a replacement for Michael Laudrup.
FACE MANCITY TUESDAY, SOOO AS USUAL WE LOOK AT THEIR STADIUM AND A FEW THINGS. Aguero is injured. Maybe its good for us. The 2001 to 2011 history of the club has been marked by stability, with the club establishing itself as a Premier League regular since 2002. The club was taken over in 2007 by Thaksin Shinawatra , who invested a considerable portion of money into the club with Sven-Göran Eriksson. After being arrested for political corruption in the summer of 2008, Shinawatra had to sell the club. 2008 The Abu Dhabi United Group become the new owners of Manchester City. Former Wales, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United star Mark Hughes becomes the new City Manager (Dont underestimate Hughes next time you see him). The club break the British transfer record for the second time with the £32.5m signing of Robinho from Real Madrid. 2009 Roberto Mancini, former manager of Inter Milan became manager. From there we know what happened. L'ding...
Stand against modern football. "Let's start with a riddle, The Fiver likes riddles. Who doesn't like riddles? OK, here goes: When is football not football? When it's notfootball. Yesterday, Manchester City annihilated Tottenham Hotspur (again). In so doing, they played with magnificent, uplifting attacking verve and invention, delivering the kind of performance that every supporter is desperate to see from their team. This is football. Yesterday, Manchester City published their latest financial accounts. In so doing, they revealed a loss of £52m. Though The Fiver is not one for mathematics, it is able to deduce that 52,000,000 is a big number, and is smaller than 97,900,000, the amount of English pounds lost by the club last year. And this difference – 45,900,000 – was achieved despite a huge payment made to the sacked former manager Roberto Mancini, and a wage bill rising from £201.7m to £233.1m. Football fans having to hear, know and care about this is notfootball. And there's more: City's turnov ...
Eto'o having fun at Chelsea Cameroun striker Samuel Eto'o has been fired up by his hat-trick against Manchester United on Sunday and says he is fully enjoying his time at Chelsea. Read full article FA fine Everton for illegal approach Everton were slapped with a £45 000 fine by the English FA on Wednesday for an illegal approach to England youth international Jamaal Lascelles of Nottingham Forest in 2010. Read full article City building on my foundations - Mancini Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini says he has no bitterness towards his former club Manchester City and believes their success this season is partly due to the foundations he laid. Read full article Liebherr promises Saints 'commitment' Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr promised on Tuesday she was "absolutely committed" to the Premier League club's future success following the exit last week of former executive chairman Nicola Cortese. Read full article Willian form may trigger Mata's exit Juan Mata could be on the way out at Chelsea and, ...
Manuel Pellegrini not Roberto Mancini has kept drama at Manchester City confined to the pitch
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Roberto Mancini: "Chelsea have changed and bought some new players, Manchester City bought four or five. After many years, it's time for Manchester United to refresh the team." "David Moyes have worked for 10 years at Everton and he did a really good job. He is a good manager and I don't think he needs any of my advice."
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Roberto Mancini takes credit for current Manchester City form, claiming they are no different to 'three years ago'
Roberto Mancini claims credit for Manchester City success
Ex-Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says current side's success is all down to HIM
NIR BITON last night gave Roberto Mancini a glimpse of what he missed. And the Celtic ace has admitted he’d love to get back on to the Champions League stage and once again meet the man who almost signed him for Manchester City. Biton was brilliant last night as Neil Lennon’s team of kids and fringe men took Mancini’s millionaires of Galatasaray to a penalty shoot-out in the final of the Antalya Cup. Not that the Italian boss would have been shocked. Two years ago, Mancini wanted Biton at Eastlands having been impressed by the midfield ace during a week-long trial and two training matches. In the end, the Israeli never made it to Manchester as work permit problems scuppered the proposed move. But now, having finally got his big UK break at Parkhead, the 22-year-old is determined to keep showing the type of ability which tempted Mancini and also swayed Lennon to make a £700,000 swoop last summer. He said: “I was at Manchester City with Roberto Mancini and played there on trial. “I was 20 years o ...
Roberto Mancini met the press at Carrington ahead of Manchester City v Aston Villa. The manager is asked about Carlos Tevez but is preferring to look ahead t...
Today at The Stratton Arms Turweston Live Sport on TV 12.45pm Kick off Live FA Cup Football Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City (Kick-off 12.45pm). Coverage of the third-round tie at Ewood Park, where the hosts are aiming to cause a major upset against last season's runners-up. City were odds-on favourites to win the final last May against Wigan Athletic, but a late Ben Watson goal gave the Latics a 1-0 victory and saw Roberto Mancini's tenure at the Etihad Stadium come to an end 14:30pm Live Darts: BDO World Championships Coverage of the opening day of the tournament, staged at the Lakeside Country Club at Frimley Green, featuring matches in the opening round of the men's and ladies' competitions. Nine-time champion Trina Gulliver is set to begin her quest to recapture the title as she faces Tamara Schuur, while 2013 men's champion Scott Waites will start his campaign against Alan Norris. Presented by Colin Murray, with commentary by Jim Proudfoot, Vassos Alexander and Tony Green. Coverage continues on .. ...
Manchester City hitting their stride at right time Posted by David Mooney It's nothing unusual to wake up with a horrible hangover on New Year's Day. However, waking up at 4 a.m. with a horrible hangover in order to make it to a bus leaving for Swansea in time for a 12.45 p.m. kickoff on Jan. 1 will be a brand-new experience for Manchester City fans. Never mind, though, because there was also torrential rain to add some freshness to the cold, January morning! Happy New Year, everyone! The trip home, however, will have been much better received. A good hangover cure (so I'm told, I'm a nondrinker) is a decent away performance and a 3-2 win to go top of the table, albeit temporarily. - Pellegrini pleased with City The haul of four wins from four games over the Christmas holiday is City's first 100 percent record in the festive period since 2009 (encompassing Mark Hughes' final match and Roberto Mancini's first three), so the job that Manuel Pellegrini has done to turn the Blues around should not be underest ...
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MONDAY FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Turkish Super Lig leaders Fenerbahce returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion as they thrashed Kayserispor 5-1 on Sunday. ***Galatasaray remain eight points behind their fierce rivals following their 3-1 win at bottom side Kayseri Erciyesspor, Wesley Sneijder, Burak Yilmaz and Felipe Melo all finding the net in a comfortable win for Roberto Mancini's side. ***Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels Manchester City are still favourites for the Premier League title despite his side's win over Liverpool. Mourinho saw his team overcome Martin Skrtel's third-minute opener at Stamford Bridge, as Eden Hazard's curling strike and Samuel Eto'o's finish from six yards secured all three points with a 2-1 victory. ***In other news, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho felt Luis Suarez deserved to be booked for simulation after the Liverpool striker appealed in vain for a penalty during the Reds' 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge. "Eto'o just put his body in front of him. It looks like somebody shot him ...
Roberto Mancini has revealed that he turned down the chance to sign Paul Pogba while at Manchester City. (Source: Football Italia)
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Defensive deficiencies frustrate Pellegrini (AFP) Saturday 30 November 2013 Manuel Pellegrini admits Manchester City's defensive record is a concern ahead of their clash with Swansea City despite his team's stunning goal spree. Pellegrini's commitment to attacking football, one of the reasons he was hired following the sacking of the more cautious Roberto Mancini, has triggered a flood of goals that shows no sign of abating. City's tally of 34 goals in 12 English Premier League games is ten more than any rival, including leaders Arsenal, whom they trail by six points having suffered four defeats, mainly due to errors at the back, including unexpected losses at Cardiff and Sunderland. Indeed, City host Swansea on the back of a 4-2 home win over Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Champions League which featured some sloppy defending from Pellegrini's side. The Czech minnows have not won a point in their group games, but they threatened to embarrass City for long spells at Eastlands and Pellegrini has demanded they ...
UK Premier League Paper Round: City want Begovic to replace Hart Manchester City have targeted Asmir Begovic as the solution to their goalkeeping problems; Andre Villas-Boas is facing a fight to remain Tottenham manager; and Manchester United are eyeing up Nemanja Matic - here are the main stories making headlines in today's newspapers. City eye up Begovic-Hart swap: Manuel Pellegrini wants Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to replace Joe Hart as Manchester City's number one, reports the Daily Mirror. Hart, who has been dropped after a series of costly errors, could head in the opposite direction for the second half of the season to preserve his World Cup place, the paper claims. City are willing to pay up to £15 million for Begovic, who was lined up by Roberto Mancini when the Italian was in charge at Eastlands. Paper Round's view: It's true that Hart cannot afford to sit on the bench in a World Cup year, although if City fail to find a replacement in January, he is likely to be back in the first team befo ...
Manchester City's board have no regrets swapping Roberto Mancini with Manuel Pellegrini last summer. Despite sitting in ninth place on the table, City chiefs are adamant Mancini had to go, says the Sunday Telegraph. That is the consensus at City and, certainly, he would not have saved himself had he won the FA Cup last season. The decision to dismiss him had already been taken and did not hinge on City’s drab performance that day at Wembley.
Manchester City's Most Impressive Wins Under Manuel Pellegrini City 5-2 CSKA Moscow This is precisely what Manuel Pellegrini had been hired for. Especially on their own ground, Manchester City can test Jürgen Klopp’s theory that once into the open waters of the knockout rounds they can beat any team in Europe. In another corner of the continent, Roberto Mancini’s latest club, Galatasaray, lost to Copenhagen. For him, the Champions League remains a prison. WN
Manchester City's Most Impressive Wins Under Manuel Pellegrini West Ham 1-3 City Pellegrini calmly restored order - bringing on Aleksandar Kolarov for Alvaro Negredo in the type of cautious move that proved the spirit of Roberto Mancini was not dead - to revive his side’s campaign and expunge any memory of their pre-international break blips. WN
TRANSFER GOSSIP Chelsea skipper John Terry, 32, is wanted by Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini and is willing to match his current wages of £150,000 a week. Manchester City plan to buy a new defender in January. Manuel Pellegrini's side have struggled without injured captain Vincent Kompany in recent weeks. Malaga have told former boss Pellegrini that they are not interested in selling goalkeeper Willy Caballero, 32, and midfielder Sergi Darder, 19, to City. Chelsea midfielder Ramires, 26, says he has little interest in a proposed transfer to Real Madrid. Borussia Dortmund are still keen on signing Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, 27, but do not want to spend more than £15m in replacing Bayern Munich-bound forward Robert Lewandowski. OTHER GOSSIP Midfielder Michael Carrick, 32, is close to signing a two-year contract extension with Manchester United. But Carrick could be sidelined until Christmas after receiving an injection to resolve a persistent Achilles tendon injury. England boss Roy Hodgson thin ...
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has claimed he was close to a move to Manchester City before manager Roberto Mancini lost his job.
After Asmir Begovic's words today, seems like Manchester City & Roberto Mancini's plan to dispense with Joe Hart in summer was true.
Asmir Begovic says he came close to joining Manchester City only for the move to collapse when Roberto Mancini left.
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Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is reported as saying he was "very close" to joining Manchester City prior to Roberto Mancini's departure.
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Stoke City 'keeper Asmir Begović has claimed that he was close to joining Manchester City when Roberto Mancini was in charge.
The Five Top Worst Spending Sprees Based on the Following Season’s Results 1. Manchester City 2008 Man City, with Mark Hughes as manager, spent about a £140m in 2008 when they signed numerous players including Brazilian international Robinho for a £32.5m from Real Madrid. When the January Transfer Window opened they paid £18m for Nigel De Jong £12m for Wayne Bridge and another £14m for Craig Bellamy. The team ended the season in 10th place after buying a total of 13 players. 2. Manchester City 2009 After forking over £140m in transfer fees the previous year, City followed it up by spending another £130m in 2009. This time Hughes bought players such as Roque Santa Cruz for £18m and then paid £25m for Emmanuel Adebayor another £16m for Kolo Toure, £25.5m for Carlos Tevez and £24m for Joleon Lescott. Hughes took them to fifth place and was sacked. Roberto Mancini took over and they finished the campaign still in fifth. 3. Manchester United 2001 Man United shelled out a total of £75.5m in 2001 ...
England goalkeeper Joe Hart has paid the price for a series of recent mistakes by being dropped by Manchester City for Saturday's home game against Norwich City. City Manager Manuel Pellegrini broke the news to Hart directly on Friday, explaining that he thought it was time for a change in goal. Romania keeper Costel Pantilimon will deputise against Norwich after keeping a clean sheet in midweek against Newcastle in the Capital One Cup. Error: A mix-up between Joe Hart and Matija Nastasic saw Fernando Torres steal in to grab the crucial winner Although disappointed by the decision, Hart appreciated Pellegrini for explaining man to man and he has a much better relationship with the Chilean than previous manager Roberto Mancini. However Hart, 26, did not feel mentally affected by criticism for rushing out of his goal in the final minute at Chelsea last Sunday, which allowed Fernando Torres to score the winning goal after Hart’s mix-up with defender Nastasic. Hart has been encouraged by City’s coaches th ...
Manchester City's success was hard for him to stomach A whole chapter dedicated to Manchester City's title victory details how their Premier League success was difficult for Ferguson to stomach. His wife, Cathy, told him that the final day of the 2011-12 campaign was the worst day of her life and he was determined to usurp them before retirement. Ferguson says United "absolutely battered" City during their 6-1 defeat at Old Trafford but insists there was no animosity towards Roberto Mancini. However, Ferguson said Mancini "let himself down" by allowing Carlos Tevez to return to the side after the Bayern Munich incident.
Ferguson also writes in 'Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography' that: Wayne Rooney lost his "old thrust" in his final season in charge because he was not fit enough He left David Moyes to decide Rooney's future after the striker expressed his desire to leave The hardest part of Roy Keane's body is his tongue and he has the most "savage tongue you can imagine" England will not win a World Cup until they can produce players as technically gifted as Brazil He turned down the job of managing England twice Cristiano Ronaldo was the "most gifted player" he managed and calls him a "wizard" He told Ronaldo that he would rather "shoot" him than sell him to Real Madrid in 2008 The reason he fell out with Rafa Benitez was because the Spaniard made his attacks personal He still does not know which Arsenal player threw pizza at him in the Old Trafford tunnel Liverpool's decision to wear T-shirts in support of Luis Suarez following claims of racism was "ridiculous" Ex-Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was wrong to play Ca ...
Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini has ditched three bans that were imposed by his predecessor Roberto Mancini. Mancini had banned music both before and after matches, put a block on the colour purple on all clothing and insisted on team meetings taking place at odd-numbered times and not on the hour but Pellegrini has put an end to the rules. Manchester City FC - Official
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has scrapped three club bans imposed during Roberto Mancini's time at the Etihad. The Italian is believed to have fallen out with a number of first-team stars during his three-and-half-year spell in Manchester, partly down to his harsh rules and disciplinarian attitude.
MANCINI WANTS NANI Roberto Mancini did Manchester United a favour last season by being not terribly good, and now it seems he is to do them a similar favour by taking Nani off their hands. The Daily Express reports that Galatasaray will make a £13million offer for the winger, curiously as a replacement for Wesley Sneijder, who could be on his way out. Louis Van Gaal has apparently urged Sneijder to leave Turkey, and amusingly he has been linked with Chelsea. Which won't happen. Anyway, yeah, Nani to Galatasaray. Nailed on. It says here. Well, not really. ROMA AFTER RICHARDS There have been a few rumours about Micah Richards flying around recently, but this one in The Daily Mirror, via Corriere dello Sport, is interesting. Apparently Roma are interested in the Manchester City right-back, who has 'yet to agree new terms' on a contract with the club, and this has apparently 'alerted' Roma boss Rudi Garcia. Says here that Roma 'could face competition' from Newcastle, which would be a...tough choice. Sort of. ...
Bayern leave City chasing shadows 03 October By Justin Palmer London - Holders Bayern Munich left Champions League aspirants Manchester City chasing shadows with a 3-1 win on Wednesday to serve notice Pep Guardiola will leave no stone unturned to re-establish their continental dominance. Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben scored as Bayern left shellshocked City chasing shadows for much of a one-sided Group D encounter that ended the Premier League team's five-year unbeaten run at home in Europe. Cristiano Ronaldo's hot form continued with a double in Real Madrid's 4-0 rout of FC Copenhagen but he was not the only revered striker among the goals with Zlatan Ibrahimovic also netting twice as Paris St Germain brushed aside Benfica 3-0. Both, though, were outshone by Greece forward Kostas Mitroglou who grabbed a hat-trick in Olympiakos Piraeus's 3-0 romp at Anderlecht. A dramatic finale in Turin saw Galatasaray, with manager Roberto Mancini taking charge for the first time, *** a 2-2 draw with ...
Now that Manchester City has secured the opening match of this year's EUFA Champions League campaign, we can now turn our attentions to Sunday's Manchester derby. There has been quite a turnaround in Manchester in recent years with City taking more points against Utd in the past three years including a 1-6 destruction at Old Trafford. Former City boss, Roberto Mancini proved to be the equal to Sir Alex Ferguson on the pitch and with mind games. Now that both teams have new managers it will be interesting to see how the game transpires on Sunday.
Roberto Mancini criticised referee Anthony Taylor after Manchester City dropped two points at home to Liverpool.
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Mancini on Mario, Man City & his future Roberto Mancini has admitted he has had no contact with Mario Balotelli since the striker moved from Manchester City to Milan. The former Citizens boss sold the Italy international to the Rossoneri in January, but the tactician has claimed that he has a great relationship the 22-year-old. “We didn't get as many goals as we'd have liked from Mario,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “But for some time I realized that England was no longer good for him. “He, like Luis Suarez, had been targeted by opponents, referees, the public. “I swear nothing happened between us. I decided to play [in a training game] because there were odd numbers. “And when I saw that Mario had kicked someone, I told him to leave. Thirty seconds of verbal confrontation became something that it wasn't. “He is an extraordinary player. At 17 I handed him his debut at Inter. I took him to the Premier League at 21. “You know what kind of relationship I have with him – I love him. “But ...
The Daily Mirrorhave news for Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it has been claimed that Roma's Daniele De Rossi could well be on his way tothe club. Chelsea have been considering a move for the creative player for some time now and look set to succeed where Manchester City failed. Given the desire and failure of Roberto Mancini to land the Roma midfield general, one couldbe forgiven for thinking that Mourinho may well miss out too. However it seems to be that very factor that could well convince DeRossi to leave the club he has become a legend at and make the switch to the Premier League. After seeing Isco depart for Real Madrid and also being unsure over the future of Xabi Alonso at his former club, Mourinho has turned his attentions to the Italian and has made him one of the top priorities at the club. Mourinho feels that De Rossi could well provide what his new team are lacking - that spark in the middle of the park and is willing to spend big time and money in order to persuade bot ...
World Soccer Home ESM Features 24/7 Columnists Blogs Bet Now Shop Results Magazine Subscribe Transfer round up: Done deals and speculation Posted 1 day ago 2 7 7 England Nobody would have expected Manchester City to lose the Premier League title by the distance they did last season. With former manager Roberto Mancini now gone from the Etihad, the club wasted no time in getting business done early in the Transfer Window. £30million was splashed out on Shakhtar Donetsk defensive midfielder Fernandinho, who certainly carries a weight of expectation with a transfer fee that surprised many. This was then followed by the arrival of Spanish midfielder Jesus Navas from Sevilla. A star player for his club side for years, the £15m spent could turn out to be a good investment for the club – as long as the players’ known homesickness doesn’t become too much of a problem. The announcement of new manager Manuel Pellegrini followed the signings, as City’s owners look towards the future with the former Real Ma ...
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The end of last season was a carnival of ambiguity given the retirement of the Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the appointment of Everton's David Moyes as his successor, the sacking of Roberto Mancini by Manchester City, and the scheduled departure of Rafael Benitez from Chelsea. It was...
Roberto Mancini has revealed his interest in Roma's "project" but ruled out making an imminent return to Serie A. The Teranga Lions will take on the Chipolopolo in a friendly match on August 14 in France as both sides prepare for World Cup qualifiers Barcelona are still trying to get Brazilian defender Marquinhos. Although Roma are proving to be tough to negotiate with. Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla) is set to join Manchester City for a £21million fee, according to many reports in Spain Romania defender Dorin Goian is ready to sign for Greek side Asteras Tripolis after being released by Glasgow Rangers DAILY RECORD Hull boss Steve Bruce wants to be reunited with Wilson Palacios. Daily Mirror Joey Barton wants a staggering £3m to leave QPR. DAILY MAIL LIKE 4 NEXT UPDATE
Chelsea are plotting a £10million raid to make Roma star Daniele De Rossi their new midfield general. Returning Blues manager Jose Mourinho is seeking to reinforce the engine room of the side he has inherited from Rafa Benitez , with John Obi Mikel's Stamford Bridge future now in grave doubt. And the Chelsea boss is set to try to take advantage of De Rossi's fall-out with his boyhood club to lure the Italy ace to the Premier League. De Rossi has been labelled Roma's "future captain" for most of the past decade, but fell foul of former boss Zdenek Zeman last season before the Czech was sacked. The Stadio Olimpico fans also turned on De Rossi, who turns 30 this month, leaving the defensive midfielder increasingly disaffected. Mourinho tried to buy De Rossi during his spells in charge of Inter Milan and Real Madrid, while Manchester City were desperate to sign him during Roberto Mancini's reign. Now, after Roma president James Pallotta confirmed "everybody is on the market" following the club's failure to q ...
Football - Serie A Are Juventus crazy to gamble on Tevez? “I chose Juventus because it was my dream to play here in Italy and the Bianconeri were the only club who really wanted me,” Carlos Tevez stated at his official unveiling on Thursday afternoon. “Your football is one of the hardest and most beautiful in the world.” After back-to-back Scudetti without a true goalscorer, the Old Lady now have two on their books. Fernando Llorente will come in this summer after running down his contract at Athletic Bilbao, and with the Manchester City forward joining him for as little as €9m, the rest of Serie A are right to be scared going into the 2013-14 campaign. The Argentine striker may not be known for his loyalty and dedication to the cause, but when he gets it right, as Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini can attest, the 29-year-old gets it very, very right. 107 goals in nearly 250 games for both Manchester clubs shows the talent Tevez has at his disposal. Which is a good job really, because being ...
Thursday 27 June 2013 17.40 BST Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov may follow Tevez to Juventus Aleksandar Kolarov is unhappy at his lack of first-team football at Manchester City where he often deputises for Gaël Clichy. Photograph: Graham Stuart/AFP/Getty Images Louise Taylor Aleksandar Kolarov has dropped a heavy hint that he would be happy to follow Carlos Tevez in taking a pay cut and swapping Manchester City for Juventus. As the Argentina striker completed his transfer to Turin for around £10m before add-ons, the Serbia left-back revealed his frustration at frequently finding himself deputising for Gaël Clichy at the Etihad Stadium. "I am happy at City but I want to play regularly, as I said to Roberto Mancini," said Kolarov, who does not appear to have been swayed by Manuel Pellegrini replacing Mancini as manager. "I'm in contact with my agent and soon we will understand what will happen. Money is not everything in life and I have no problem in revising my salary. Simply I want a place in the ...
Soccer Times European Headlines *Real Madrid have completed the signing of Malaga midfielder Isco for a reported £23 million according to Goal.com.The midfielder has signed a 5 year deal with the Los Blancos and has become Carlo Ancelotti’s first signing as Real Madrid manager. * Arsenal ready to swoop for Real Madrid striker.Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain looks set to sign for Arsenal as it appears Juventus cannot afford to sign him. * Roma Close In On Brazilian goalkeeper. Roma’s bid for Queen’s Park Rangers Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar is almost complete. *Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov has revealed he has spoken to Juventus about a possible move to the Serie A club.City signed Kolarov from Lazio in 2010 but the £19million signing only started 11 Premier League games last season as former manager Roberto Mancini made Gael Clichy his number one choice. *Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has identified Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso as a priority target as he aims to bring the ...
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says Carlos Tevez “will certainly do well at
Paris St-Germain could move for Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini if they are rejected by Tottenham's Andre Villas-Boas, Le Parisien is reporting. With Carlo Ancelotti set to join Real Madrid, PSG hope to make an appointment this week.
Manchester City have appointed Manuel Pellegrini as manager in succession to Roberto Mancini. The 59-year-old will take up his position on 24 June. Pellegrini, who has signed a three-year deal, has been rewarded for his impressive body of work at Villarreal andmost recently Malaga in the Spanish league over the pastnine years. In that time, he also coached Real Madrid but was fired after one season despite guiding the team to its then-record points total inLa Liga.
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Roberto Mancini reveals his insistence in bringing Edinson Cavani to Manchester City before being sacked.
Roberto Mancini has revealed that Manchester City discussed a move for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani many times.
Manuel Pellegrini has targeted Champions League glory at Manchester City after admitting there will be no excuses for failure after succeeding the sacked Roberto Mancini at Etihad Stadium. Manchester City FC - Official
United never in Mourinho's thoughts New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed how he told Sir Alex Ferguson he had no interest in succeeding him at Manchester United. The Portuguese coach, 50, agreed a four-year deal to take over once again at Stamford Bridge after he left Real Madrid at the end of last season. There had been suggestions Mourinho, a Champions League winner with Inter Milan after leaving England almost six years ago, was in the frame for the United post when Ferguson stepped down as well as on Manchester City's list of potential replacements for the axed Roberto Mancini. However, Mourinho maintains there was only ever going to be one destination for him this summer, which he happily shared with Ferguson, who also revealed to the Portuguese his own plans to stand down after one last campaign at the helm long before that news became public knowledge. He said: "I knew that Ferguson was retiring many months ago, and I am so happy with his trust because it was big news for the world - I ca ...
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Man City chief Marwood full of praise for Pellegrini - Manchester City academy chief Brian Marwood is full of praise for new manager Manuel Pellegrini. Pellegrini replaces the sacked Roberto Mancini , who never saw eye-to-eye with Marwood. read more
Recently-sacked City boss admits Cavani interest. Check in to Transfer Window: Done Deal Alerts Roberto Mancini admits he was interested in signing Napoli striker Edinson Cavani during his time as manager of Manchester City, according to Sky Sports. The Italian was sacked towards the end of the 2012...
Former CITY LEGEND DENNIS TUEART believes Manuel Pellegrini has been brought in to Manchester City because of his European experience. Former Maine Road favourite Tueart claims the Chilean has the right blend to bring European success to the Blues. “The two things that let Roberto Mancini down were his European challenge and his man management,” he told talkSPORT. “Manuel Pellegrini has those two qualities. “He’s going to have a core of quality players to work with and he’s going to add some more good players in. “He has to challenge in Europe though,” he added. “The last two years have been very disappointing, they didn’t get out of the group stage in the Champions League in either season and then they didn’t even get into the Europa League last season [after finishing bottom]. “For a set of owners who want to be global and successful in many different areas, that will come as a huge disappointment.”
Man City boss Pellegrini careful to praise Mancini - Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini knows he needs to win over the support after succeeding fans' favourite Roberto Mancini . read more
Manchester City hires Manuel Pellegrini as club's new manager to replace fired Roberto Mancini: ...
IT'S OFFICIAL: Man City HIRE PELLEGRINI Manchester City have appointed Manuel Pellegrini as Roberto Mancini's successor on a three-year contract.
Isco urged to make Man City switch.by Man United star! - David De Gea has told Isco he would love life in Manchester - even if it is at rivals Manchester City. The Malaga playmaker has been linked with a big-money move to the Etihad, with his former manager Manuel Pellegrini set to be confirmed as Roberto Mancini's successor within days. And Manchester United goalkeeeper De Gea says Isco would like life in England. "You never know what will happen, but ...
Scott Parker has emerged as a summer Transfer Window target for Sunderland, with Tottenham reportedly willing to sell the England international before the deadline in September. According to the Daily Express, Sunderland have identified Parker as a potential acquisition as Paolo Di Canio looks to narrowly overhaul a squad that narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League last season. Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly ready to move Parker on during the summer with the Portuguese planning to recruit a replacement for the 32-year-old following the opening of the Transfer Window. Parker made only 15 league starts for Spurs last term after struggling with injury, and Villas-Boas is reported to have made Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry a target. Villas-Boas is reportedly hopeful the sale of Parker - which could raise around £4 million - would fund a swoop for Barry who, along with several Manchester City players, faces an uncertain future after the departure of Roberto Mancini. T ...
Any minute now, Manchester City will (finally) introduce Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, per Mark Ogden of the Telegraph. Already, though, the new man has some new toys. Fernandinho was signed last week; he joins a spectacularly loaded midfield which boasts the likes of Yaya Toure, David Silva and, yes, the resurgent Samir Nasri. And just recently, per BBC Sport, Manchester City announced the signing of Jesus Navas from Sevilla. Though Fernandinho cost City more money and is arguably the more accomplished player, Navas might actually have the greater chance to force his way into City's starting 11. Why? Because, unless you think Scott Sinclair is going to suddenly reemerge, Navas has almost no competition on City's roster to play his natural position on the right wing. Think about it. City has all those midfielders, sure, but even on the days when Nasri played well last season, he did not seriously approximate a wing player. That was due largely to former manager Roberto Mancini's dogged efforts t ...
Manchester City have completed the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho for a fee of about £30m. The 28-year-old, capped five times by Brazil, has signed a four-year deal, ending an eight-year stay in Ukraine. Fernandinho is City's first summer signing while the club have also struck a deal for Sevilla winger Jesus Navas. It is understood that Fernandinho waived about £4m owed to him by Shakhtar under the terms of his contract in order to complete the deal. The Blues, who are still without a manager after Roberto Mancini left the club, are expected to appoint Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini next week. "My ambition here is to win the title. The team here is strong, and so is the greatness of the club and the supporters," said Fernandinho. "Playing for a huge club in a huge league makes me so happy. I hope I will be able to repay City for what they have done for me. "I know a lot about City. Ever since they expressed an interest in me, I have been learning more. "I know I will face challenges ...
Manuel Pellegrini: My Blueprint for success Not enough pace in midfield. No real wide players. Square pegs in round holes. No Plan B. And even a Plan A which was too pedestrian and predictable. The world and his wife have had their views on what was wrong with Manchester City last season, and there is little doubt that the Blues, by the end of a disjointed season, looked like a team which was in reverse gear. That, and the undoubted friction between Roberto Mancini and many of his players and staff, ultimately cost the Italian his job, sparking outrage in many supporters, and regretful acceptance in others. In his place, City are set – barring any dramatic late changes of heart – to appoint The Engineer, Manuel Pellegrini, as his successor. He comes with a big reputation, not only for getting the most out of middling clubs Villarreal and Malaga in Spain, in terms of generating team spirit and unity, but also of educating his players and setting up his sides to match star-laden Barcelona and Real Madri ...
LONDON EVENING STANDARD Arsene Wenger has admitted Arsenal would be interested in signing Wayne Rooney but believes the Manchester United striker's relationship with David Moyes is the key factor in his availability. FULHAM CHRONICLE Mark Schwarzer admits he's no closer to resolving his Fulham future. QPR have recalled Hogan Ephraim from his loan spell at MLS side Toronto FC. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Craig Bellamy has lifted the lid on the tensions former Blues boss Roberto Mancini caused among the City squad during his spell in charge. Manchester City legend Paul Lake is to leave the Blues to take up a role with the Premier League. LIVERPOOL ECHO Andy Carroll's exit from Anfield is set to be confirmed this week as Liverpool look to fend off interest in Luis Suarez. Monday is likely to be new manager D-Day for Everton. NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE Monaco could be set to test Newcastle United's resolve over Yohan Cabaye. Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland have joined the queue of clubs monitoring Romelu Lukaku's situation ...
Love the daily mash. Alex Ferguson will fulfil his lifelong dream of managing Manchester City, the club has confirmed. The wine-friendly former United manager will take over from Roberto Mancini after the Italian failed to meet the high expectations the club suddenly decided it has. Ferguson said: “I’ve driven past their ground late at night, muttering ‘one day, Alex, one day’ to myself for the last 27 years so I can’t wait to get started.” During his time at Old Trafford the Scot was forced to hide the multiple City tattoos that cover his body, including a life-size picture of Colin Bell’s face on his chest.
Monaco complete Falcao deal Monaco's wealthy Russian owner Dmitry Rybolovlev says the club have completed the signing of Colombian international forward Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid. Paintsil eyes English return Former West Ham United, Fulham and Leicester City defender John Paintsil is hoping to secure a return to England this summer. Bernstein dismisses Rio claims Football Association chairman David Bernstein has hit back at Rio Ferdinand's claim that a new coaching strategy is needed for English youngsters. Van Gaal has Premier interest Holland boss Louis Van Gaal is set to depart after the World Cup, with only a Premier League job likely to stop him retiring all together. City chief sets boss deadline Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says he expects to announce Roberto Mancini's replacement in the next two weeks. Smith relishing 'surprise' job Walter Smith admits he was surprised to be given his new role with Rangers. Eardley to join Birmingham Championship side Birmingham have anno ...
Five ways Pellegrini must improve Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini has ‘confirmed’ he will over at Manchester City following the sacking of Roberto Mancini earlier this month. The Chilean coach recently revealed he would be leaving Malaga and, following increased speculation he would be the man appointed to take charge at the Etihad this summer, it seems he will indeed be Manchester City Manager next term. “City have shown a lot of interest in me becoming their new coach,” said Pellegrini. “My agent has spoken at length with them.” “There is nothing signed still so I cannot say that I am their coach but I don’t see that there will be any problems. I have a verbal agreement and I hope that it can be executed,” he added. 59-year-old Pellegrini will inherit a strong squad of players at Eastlands, most of which were brought in by Mancini and his predecessor Mark Hughes. However, it is still likely he will bring in his preferred personnel from Malaga – the backroom staff and perhaps even a ...
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MANCHESTER CITY 4 CHELSEA 3 - IAN LADYMAN IN ST LOUIS: To say Manchester City - coached by Brian Kidd in the wake of Roberto Mancini's sacking - were the better team here would be an understatement. They played some terrific football in front of 48,263 people, especially in the opening half, and cre...
SPORT NEWS:FOOTBALL. 2012-13: The season you couldn’t make up. IT was the morning after the night before. Chelsea had just beaten Benfica in the Europa League final in Amsterdam with a last-minute goal from Branislav Ivanovic and their fans were still celebrating in the bars and cafes along Nieuwendijk Centrum. I made my way to Schipol Airport for the flight back home. Typically, it had been delayed almost three hours. How to fill the time? I shouldn’t have asked. The phone went. It was the office. There was breaking news — David Beckham had just announced his retirement. What could possibly happen next? Inside nine days Alex Ferguson had gone after 27 years at Manchester United, rank outsiders Wigan had won the FA Cup only to lose at Arsenal three days later and be relegated, Roberto Mancini had been sacked by Manchester City, Chelsea had won their second European trophy inside 12 months... and now Goldenballs was on his way. You couldn’t make it up. And there was still time for the final Sunday ...
Recently departed Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini was right about Mario Balotelli all along, but the 48-year-old manager's inability to make the most of the 22-year-old Italian international, now AC Milan 's star No...
Bets i have made this season All separate bets of course. Bayern Munich to win the Treble Manchester United to win the PL Chelsea to win the League Cup Bayern treble , Dundee United Scottish Cup winners and Leicester City play off winners Manchester City to win the F.A. Cup Juventus to Win Serie A Manuel Pelegrini to be city boss Brendan Rodgers , Alan Pardew , Roberto Mancini , Martin Jol , Mark Hughes and Martin O Neil to be fired Arsene Wenger to resign :)
Jose Mourinho is considering bringing goalkeeper Diego Lopez with him from Real Madrid to Chelsea to provide stronger back-up to first-choice Petr Cech next season - LONDON EVENING STANDARD Martin Jol wants to emulate Wigan Athletic's giant- killing exploits and taste cup glory next season - FULHAM CHRONICLE QPR warned Mark Hughes about signing Jose Bosingwa but their former manager did it anyway - FULHAM CHRONICLE Roberto Mancini was just not good enough for the standards expected at Manchester City, says chief executive Ferran Soriano - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole insists Wayne Rooney does have a long-future at Old Trafford - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Liverpool chief Tom Werner says FSG are excited about the future' after Brendan Rodgers' first season in charge - LIVERPOOL ECHO Former star Jan Molby has backed Liverpool's pursuit of Kolo Toure and Kyriakos Papadopoulos this summer - LIVERPOOL ECHO West Ham are lining up a summer move for Liverpool midfielder Jonjo ...
He may be ancient history at Manchester City but Roberto Mancini still has plenty of support among the Sky Blues fans
Manchester City caretaker boss Brian Kidd has paid tribute to former manager Roberto Mancini.
Man City DRESSING ROOM ROTS REVEALED Bitter dressing room battles that sealed the fate of preening Mancini As the musicians traipsed out of the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge early last Saturday evening carrying their instruments, it became obvious Manchester City's post-FA Cup Final party had been cancelled. After their loss to Wigan at Wembley, City's players were in no mood for celebration. Just a mile or so north at their team base, the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, a small group of City players were slumped around tables in the plush residents' bar. The talk was, however, of a significant consolation prize. Surely now, they asked aloud, their manager Roberto Mancini would be sacked. Professional players, who on the surface at least owed their Italian coach, were hoping fervently that he would be dismissed. This story is more than an allegory of the selfish state of football. It is more a reflection on one of the most peculiar and tempestuous managerial reigns in the recent histo . ...
MANCHESTER CITY ---THE SITUATION When it comes to shooting themselves in the foot, Manchester City have had few rivals over the last 40 years and the messy sacking of Roberto Mancini on Monday showed the club's DNA still has a self-destructive strand. Mancini was hired by the club's mega-rich Abu Dhabi owners in 2009 to turn City into serious contenders for silverware on a regular basis and the suave Italian did just that. NEWS Manchester City sack Roberto Mancini A first league title for 44 years, an FA Cup and three consecutive qualifications for the Champions League made City into a football powerhouse and there will be no shortage of world-class coaches joining the queue to take over the hot seat vacated by Mancini. So while City fans were waking up with their club in a state of turmoil - a stark contrast to the smooth transition of power at Manchester United where the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson will be replaced by David Moyes - the current malaise is a million miles away from the dark old days when t ...
Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini denies he has already agreed to replace Roberto Mancini as Manchester City Manager.
Singin' the Blues: Samir Nasri admits he's 'sad' that Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City
Manchester City to approach Manuel Pellegrini today after sacking Roberto Mancini: Manchester City will today ...
Manuel Pellegrini will take Malaga midfielder Isco with him to Manchester City if he gets the job vacated by Roberto Mancini.
Everton boss David Moyes has revealed he was left shocked when he heard that Manchester City's Roberto Mancini had been sacked.
Mario Balotelli tells CNN in an exclusive interview that he was "not surprised" at seeing Roberto Mancini lose his job as manager of Manchester City.
A year ago, Roberto Mancini reached the height of his career by delivering the Premiership trophy to Manchester City. I met him in the Manchester City victory parade and shouted at him: 'MANCINI! TI AMMIRO TANTO E TI VOGLIO BENE!!!' My Italian was not (and still is not) very good. I thought that 'ti voglio bene' meant 'I wish you well' but subsequently learnt from James Francis that it actually meant 'I love you' (meno male che lui non mi abbia sentito...!). I should have said 'ti auguro (ogni) bene' ('I wish you all the best'). Today we are watching him leave. Thank you Roberto for all your hard work for Manchester City. Ti auguriamo ogni successo nel futuro.
Manchester City may face a two-week wait to secure Manuel Pellegrini as their replacement for sacked manager Roberto Mancini but will not be cowed by the Chilean’s strong negotiating position into giving him the same powers commanded by the Italian.
David Platt follows Roberto Mancini out of the door at Manchester City
David Platt leaves Manchester City following Roberto Mancini's sacking: David Platt has stepped down from his ...
Manchester City Assistant Manager David Platt has resigned following the club's decision to sack manager Roberto Mancini.
Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City for criticising England's Joe Hart
Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko cheered managerless Manchester City in the wake of Roberto Mancini's sacking as the Argentina and Bosnia strikers scored in a 2-0 win over relegated Reading.
Roberto Mancini sacked by Manchester City owner - Sheikh Mansour
With regret Manchester City announce that David Platt has this afternoon left his role as Assistant Manager at the Club. David was offered the opportunity to continue his work with us but has declined the invitation. He has decided to leave his role with his close friend Roberto Mancini. David has made a significant contribution to the Club’s success since joining in 2010 and we wish him well with his career wherever that now takes him. Owen
Roberto Mancini was sacked as manager of Manchester City on Monday– a year to the day after leading the club to the English Premier League title. click the link to read more:
A year to the day after winning Manchester City's first championship in nearly half a century, coach Roberto Mancini was sacked as the club's ambitious Abu Dhabi owners finally lost patience with the Italian.
Roberto Mancini has been sacked as manager of Manchester City, the club have confirmed. Assistant Manager Brian Kidd is set to take charge of the first team on an interim basis for the remaining two games of the season, as well as their post-season tour to the United States.
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Malaga's coach Manuel Pellegrini is expected to be the man to replace sacked Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini!!
Roberto Mancini's man-management style was to blame for his exit as Manchester City Manager, according to Danny Mills.
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Tuesday's gossip column MANCINI GOSSIP Monaco are lining up sacked Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini, 48, to take over at the newly promoted French club. Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli are also interested in recruiting the Italian. Manuel Pellegrini, 59, is expected to take over and his first signing as Manchester City boss could be 27-year-old Sevilla winger Jesus Navas. Striker Wayne Rooney, 27, was booed by Manchester United fans during their victory parade. Rooney is holding peace talks with Manchester United after making a U-turn over his decision to ask for a transfer. Real Madrid are in 'secret' talks with Manchester United over a potential £33m deal to sign want-away striker Rooney. Both Manchester clubs may be without a manager but they are still keen to sign Udinese wonderkid striker Piotr Zielinski, 18. Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, will be targeted by Borussia Dortmund to replace striker Robert Lewandowski, 24, if the Pole quits the Bundesliga side in the summer. Stoke goal ...
Roberto Mancini is sacked as Manchester City boss, with Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini favourite to replace him.
BREAKING NEWS!! Manchester City have sacked coach Roberto Mancini. Man City will appoint assistant coach Brian Kidd as interim boss for the remaining 2 games of the season & the post-season tour to the USA. Official statement from Man City says: “This has been a difficult decision for the owner, Chairman and Board to make.” “Despite everyone’s best efforts, the Club has failed to achieve any of its stated targets this year.”
Roberto Mancini has been sacked by Manchester City with Manuel Pellegrini, the Málaga coach, set to take over
Manchester City are poised to sack manager Roberto Mancini and replace him with Malaga's Manuel Pellegrini.
Malaga's Chilean coach on his way to Man City, with Mancini set to pay for a season of failure in League and Cup Duncan Castles  The Sunday Times Published: 12 May 2013   After an FA Cup Final tactical humiliation at the hands of relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic, Roberto Mancini is expected to lose his position as manager of Manchester City. The Abu Dhabi-owned club say they will formally review the Italian's performance when a Premier League season in which they ceded the trophy to Manchester United ends next week; behind the scenes a contract has already been placed before Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini.   According to sources close to the deal, Pellegrini has verbally agreed to take over from Mancini once City exercise a €4million clause in his contract with the Champions League quarter-finalists. “I don’t think any of us really want to leave Malaga,” said Pellegrini yesterday. “Everyone would prefer to stay but, unfortunately, the circumstances we are in don’t allow that.”   It i ...
Roberto Mancini is facing the sack at Manchester City with Malaga's Manuel Pellegrini said to be replacement. Is this the right decision?
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will be sacked within two weeks with Manuel Pellegrini being lined up as his replacement. (Mail)
European Headlines *Marouane Fellaini alerts Manchester United with Champions League dream admission *Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has confirmed his retirement for a second time. *Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini called the shock FA Cup Final loss to Wigan a ‘difficult’ moment as his side finished the season empty handed. *Roberto Martinez: Wigan FA Cup win is an incredible moment *Eden Hazard and John Terry injury doubts for Chelsea in Europa League final 1
Roberto Mancini has dismissed reports that Manchester City will replace him as manager with Manuel Pellegrini...
Wigan produced the most extraordinary FA Cup Final shock for a quarter of a century and condemned Roberto Mancini to the sack at Manchester City as Ben Watson headed in a 90th-minute winner from a Shaun Maloney corner.
Roberto Mancini is battling to save his job as Manchester City Manager at Wembley for the FA Cup Final, with the club considering a deal to lure Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini to the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City head into today’s FA Cup Final against Wigan at Wembley with Manuel Pellegrini lined up to take over from Roberto Mancini.
Read a full match report of the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Wigan claimed one of the greatest FA Cup Final upsets of all time when a 90th minute header from substitute Ben Watson gave them a 1-0 win over Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
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Manchester City will replace manager Roberto Mancini with Malaga's Manuel Pellegrini, according to the Guardian.
Telegraph >> Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini on the brink as club close in on Malaga's Manuel Pellegrini
Manuel Pellegrini set to take over at Manchester City... while Roberto Mancini tries to concentrate on FA Cup ...
Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini will be the new Manchester City Manager next season, with Roberto Mancini sacked [various]
Roberto Mancini is facing fresh doubts over his future after reports in Spain claimed Manuel Pellegrini has agreed to take over at Manchester City next season
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is due to be shown the door at the Etihad with Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini coming in the other direction.
Roberto Martinez is a strong manager who can keep Wigan Athletic in the Premier League, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini said on the eve of Saturday's FA Cup Final against the Spaniard's struggling team.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is reportedly closing in on a €40m (£33.8m) deal plus Edin Dzeko for Uruguayan hitman Edinson Cavani. The Daily Express claims the Napoli forward is high on Mancini's summer transfer wish-list, as the Italian looks to assemble a squad that can reclaim the Premier League title from arch-rivals Manchester United next term. Click link to read full story...
Brendan Rodgers is the shock name in the frame to replace Roberto Mancini as Manchester City Manager, writes the Sunday People. (Mirror)
Scott Sinclair will seek a loan move from Manchester City next year if Roberto Mancini is still in charge.
Roberto Mancini was left reeling after he found out Edinson Cavani is set to snub Manchester City for PSG.
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Alan Hansen thinks Roberto Mancini should have left Manchester City in the summer after failing to sign the players he wanted.
Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini has welcomed Yaya Toure's decision to sign a new four-year contract with the club
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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has conceded that everyone at the club 'misses' Mario Balotelli.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits title race is 'over' - Mirror Online
jose has ruled out replacing Alex Ferguson at Manchester United or ousting Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.
Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini has parting advice for Mario Balotelli: Take full advantage of this chance at AC Milan.
Manchester City assistant boss David Platt dismissed speculation about Roberto Mancini's future after the defeat at Everton.
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Zenit St Petersburg want Manchester City's Roberto Mancini to replace Luciano Spalletti as manager.
Manchester City to face Chelsea or Manchester United in FA Cup semi- final The draw for the last four also hands Wigan, Blackburn or Millwall a chance to qualify for next season's Europa League, as well as a chance of making the Wembley final By Jay Jaffa Mar 10, 2013 6:42:00 PM Manchester City will face either Chelsea or Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Roberto Mancini's side confirmed their place in the last four with a commanding 5-0 thrashing of Barnsley on Saturday but will have to await the outcome of a replay after Chelsea came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Old Trafford on Sunday evening. After falling behind to first-half goals from Chicharito and Wayne Rooney, the FA Cup holders rallied, securing a replay thanks to strikes from Eden Hazard and Ramires. The other semi-final tie will see either Millwall or Blackburn Rovers meet Wigan. The Premier League side surprisingly defeated Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park, while the Championship outfits also face a replay after a 0-0 draw on ...
BPL TOP 5 EXPENSIVE TEAMS: 1. Manchester City - £380m Manchester City spent a club record fee to complete the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero in the summer of 2011 and, after an instrumental role in delivering the title in his first season with the club, the Argentine remains the most highly-valued player on the books at the Etihad Stadium. According to Transfermarkt, Aguero's present market value of £39.5 million places him at the top of Manchester City's rankings, although he is closely followed by fleet-footed Spaniard David Silva. City spent £25 million to acquire Silva from Valencia, and his value has soared since his arrival in Manchester, with the 27-year-old worth 54 percent more now than he was upon arrival almost three years ago. Manchester City have two other players valued in excess of £30 million in Yaya Toure (£31.5m) and Vincent Kompany (£31m), making Roberto Mancini's squad the most valued in the Premier League. 2. Manchester United - £370m On Friday, Sir Alex Fergu ...
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United's Champions League exit has made it harder for Manchester City to retain their Premier League title, the champions' manager Roberto Mancini said on Friday. Alex Ferguson's side, whose elimination by Real Madrid on Tuesday has left them with only domestic matters to focus on, had some unlikely supporters of their European campaign in Manchester City. "It's worse for us because I think now they put all their strength into the championship," Mancini, whose side trail United by 12 points, told a news conference. "I think for us it was better they stayed in the Champions League. They would have played an important game every three days, it is more difficult." Before the Manchester clubs get back to their league duel, they turn their attention to the FA Cup, with United hosting Chelsea in the quarter-finals on Sunday the day after City entertain Championship (second tier) Barnsley. Mancini will be without injured forward Sergio Aguero, who did not play in Monday ...
Manchester United fans shouldn't feel too sorry for themselves after Tuesday night's controversy, because good fortune often favours them when it comes to questionable red card decisions. Take, Vincent Kompany's sending off for Manchester City in their 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat on January 8, 2012. Nani was at the centre of the incident again, but this time on the receiving end of the tackle in question, which came in the 12th minute of the game, soon after Wayne Rooney had given United a valuable lead. Kompany's withdrawal effectively ended any hope Roberto Mancini's side had of coming back into the game, leaving the Citizens with over 75 minutes to play with ten men. Like if you agree!!
Carlos Tevez kept Manchester City's faint title hopes alive as the Argentine striker fired the champions to a 1-0 win at struggling Aston Villa on Monday night. Tevez struck on the stroke of half-time after Villa's Ciaran Clark gifted possession to Edin Dzeko in a dangerous area and the Bosnian set up his team-mate to beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan. That was enough to move Roberto Mancini's side back to 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester United, but City are still a long-shot to regain the Premier League crown they won so dramatically last season. Mancini conceded it would be hard to catch United, but he insisted his team would keep pushing Alex Ferguson's men right until the end of the season. "We know it will be difficult but we will keep on trying. It was important to stay 12 points behind United and for us the championship is not over," Mancini said. "We have to keep on winning and see. This is football, nothing is impossible. "We are playing well. We had good chances and Aston Villa are a good team. ...
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho feels that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world at the moment and "probably the best ever". Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson has warned his Manchester United players not to become too fixated with Ronaldo in tonight's Champions League clash with Real Madrid at Old Trafford. Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris believes Sunday's trip to Liverpool will be tougher than last weekend's victory over Arsenal in the North London derby. Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, 21, is line for a free transfer switch London Jose Mourinho insists the 'whole world' will stop to watch Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford tonight. Roberto Mancini saw Manchester City close the gap on leaders United to 12 points and insisted: "You just never know what might happen.'' Liverpool chief Ian Ayre insists owner John W Henry is not dragging the club towards a new cash crisis despite debt increasing to £87.2m. French left-back Patrice Evra, 31, is set to be offered ...
Latest Scores Played March 4, 2013 9:00 PM WAT Aston Villa 0 - 1 Man City Villa Park — Birmingham | Attendance: 33217 Referee: M. Dean Play by Play Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester City: Tevez punishes Clark error to keep visitors' slim title hopes alive The defender's slip proved costly as Roberto Mancini's side failed to impose their superiority with more but ground out the win to close the gap to 12 points at the top By Tom McKeown Mar 4, 2013 10:55:00 PM Aston Villa v Manchester City, Carlos Tevez Manchester City reduced the gap to Premier League leaders Manchester United back down to 12 points after grinding out a 1-0win at Aston Villa . A slip in midfield from Ciaran Clarkled to Carlos Tevez's opener in first-half stoppage time before Edin Dzeko saw his rebound fromYaya Toure's strike ruled out for offside. The result means that Paul Lambert's side remain in the bottom three, having only picked up one victory in their last 11 league matches. THE HERO AND THE VILLAIN TOP OF THE MATCH | Carlos Tevez The b ...
Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini defends his hardline approach to players ahead of Aston Villa game
Backpass, March 4, Part 1 Roberto Mancini has called on Manchester City to use last week's victory over Chelsea as inspiration to keep the pressure on Manchester United when the champions travel to Aston Villa tonight. Mancini's team kept alive their slim title hopes with a 2-0 victory over Rafael Benitez's side last weekend, but United remain firmly in the driving seat after a 4-0 rout of Norwich on Saturday opened up a 15-point lead at the top. In the meantime, Mancini insists his players must get used to public criticism from him. The Italian had strong words to say about the performances of Samir Nasri and England keeper Joe Hart ahead of last weekend’s victory over Chelsea. And the Etihad chief, who takes his team to Aston Villa tonight, believes his highly-paid superstars should be able to take a few home truths on the chin. Most top managers steer away from slating their players in the media. But Mancini feels it is how to get them to take responsibility. QUESTION: Can public criticism by coaches ...
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes Aston Villa are better than their league position suggests.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists he's not ready to jettison Samir Nasri.
Man City striker Tevez: There is no problem with Mancini - Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez says he accepts Roberto Mancini 's team selection. Tevez is adamant he and Mancini are now "fine", their once fiery relationship "a lot calmer now". read more
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Manchester City readying summer bid for Spurs' Gareth Bale The in-form Welshman has seen his stock rise following his coruscating displays in recent weeks, and scored a stunning double during Spurs' thrilling 3-2 derby win over West Ham. Real Madrid have a long-standing interest in Bale, and the increasing feeling amongst Spurs supporters is that the Bernebeu will be his next destination. But Manchester City are lining up a bumper offer, which could be in excess of £40m. Goal ascertains Roberto Mancini is pushing his board to make a move for Bale. However, they do state that City's director of football Txiki Begiristain believes Bale will be too expensive for the Premier League champions and will ready bids for Neymar or Radamel Falcao. Spurs may be able to keep hold of him Bale if they qualify for the Champions League next season. Bale has netted an astonishing eight goals in his last six games. He is contracted at White Hart Lane until 2016. Zeeshan
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