The end is near for Roberto Mancini’s time as Manchester City manager

Manchester City have failed to qualify for the Champions League after they were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham at the City of Manchester Stadium tonight.

Mark Hughes was sacked as Manchester City manager back in December because the club were sitting just outside the top 4 which simply wasn’t good enough for the men behind the scenes at Eastlands.

Roberto Mancini was appointed as the new City manager just hours after Hughes was given the boot. The club clearly felt Mancini was the man to take them into the Champions League but unfortunately for City fans, the Italian couldn’t do it and it’s Europa League football next season for the blue side of Manchester.

When asked whether or not he would be at the club next season, Mancini replied in a nervous laughter: “I think so.”

It was hardly the most convincing answer to a question I have heard from Roberto since he arrived at England and I for one believe he will not be around for much longer.

During his time at City, Mancini has been far too negative with a lot of his decisions. Before he arrived at the club, City had lost just two Premier League games. Following tonight’s defeat, they have now lost seven league games and that, I’m afraid, just isn’t good enough.

SkyBet make him 4/6 not to be at Eastlands next season and I really think that is, as Harry Redknapp would put it, triffic value.

Will Mancini be in charge at City next season? Feel free to leave your comments below please.

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