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Brazilian stars ‘want rid of Manchester City manager’: Are the knives out for Sparky?

Manchester City have taken the lead in every home match they have played this season, yet have ended up losing the game on three of six occasions. While two of those defeats were against Chelsea and Liverpool, Sunday’s 2-1 reverse against Spurs was harder to swallow, and the below source reckons that some players are turning on their manager.

It’s a lazy story and one that carries no quotes, so perhaps best taken with a pinch of salt, unless you’re a Sun reader who is hypnotised into believing everything that this rag writes. The red-top claims that ‘Sparky is on the brink’ at Eastlands, would that be the brink of signing some new players when the transfer window re-opens?

The £32.5m striker, Elano and Jo are said to dislike Hughes’ management style and would be happy to see him go.

A source close to the owners said last night: “Hughes has not got long. Even if he had beaten Spurs his job was in jeopardy — now losing has taken him to the edge.”

Presumably this source didn’t pay any attention to the Manchester City chairman laughing off reports that Mark Hughes was a dead man walking, and insisting that the Welshman was the man to take the club forward this season? Although City’s form is worrying, there are only a handful of teams consistently winning matches in the Premier League at the moment, and little for supporters to worry about in the long-term. Does anyone believe that Hughes only has a game or two to save his job?

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