Mancini set to be dismissed come the summer.
Recently-dethroned Premier League champions Manchester City are lining up a shock swoop for Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers to replace their under-pressure manager Roberto Mancini at the Ethiad stadium next season, according to recent reports in the Daily Mirror.
The young Northern Irishman only arrived on Merseyside last summer to replace previous Reds boss Kenny Dalglish in the Anfield hot seat and the 40-year-old has a contract with the Premier League giants until May 2015.
However, with those in charge of City said to be unconvinced by Mancini’s abilities to wrestle the title back from city-rivals Manchester United next season, as well as make more of an impression in the Uefa Champions League, it is expected that the popular Italian will be given his marching orders come the summer.
But, the name of Rodgers as his potential replacement will come as a major surprise to the club’s supporters, especially as the new Liverpool coach has hardly set the world alight in his debut campaign in charge of the club.
Liverpool currently lie in seventh pace in the top-flight table, with Rodgers having won 23 of his 51 games in all competitions this season, giving him a win percentage of just 45, which will need to be substantially higher if he moves to Eastlands.