Italian’s days at Eastlands appear numbered.
Manchester City are expected to part company with head coach Roberto Mancini as early as this week, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
City have endured a tough campaign under the popular Italian, not only relinquishing their Premier League title to arch-rivals Manchester United, but also surprisingly losing Saturday’s FA Cup final 1-0 to Wigan Athletic.
However, it is not believed that the shock weekend loss to the Latics played any part in the club’s decision to sack Mancini, who has been in charge at Eastlands since 2009.
Mancini’s departure, which could be confirmed as early as Tuesday, is understood to be more a reflection of City’s dismal showings in the Uefa Champions League both in this season, as well as in the previous campaign.
And it is expected that highly-rated Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini will be the man to take over from Mancini in the City dug-out next season, despite the fact that the ex-Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter Milan trainer guided the club to their first top-flight title since 1968 this time last year.