Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City Future In Doubt

Etihad Stadium future under threat for the Italian.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini’s job is under threat because a growing rift with his players, according to the Independent.

Mancini has failed to get the best out of his squad this season and Manchester City look set to tamely hand the Premier League title to rivals Manchester United after falling 12 points behind with 12 games left to play.

And, after Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Southampton, there is a growing gap between the Italian and his players. Mancini criticised a number of big name players and promised to wield the axe ahead of the weekend.

City’s form has resulted in suggestions that Mancini will be dismissed in the summer and, according to the Independent, he is teetering on the edge after three years in charge at the Etihad Stadium.

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has been one of the names linked with replacing Mancini in the hot seat and David Moyes, whose Everton contract expires at the end of the season, is also being considered. Both have also been reported to be targets for Chelsea too.

Manchester City are planning a summer clear-out of up to 10 players with the first-team squad in need of some new faces. Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko are among the high-profile names who could leave and join Mario Balotelli, who left to join AC Milan in January, through the exit door.

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