England FA Cup — 16 February 2013

Roberto Mancini is under pressure as his side face Leeds on SundayManchester City boss Roberto Mancini is under-pressure after his team fell 12 points behind arch-rivals Manchester United in the race for the Premier League title.

City’s mega-rich owners are now unhappy with the team’s performance.

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Manchester City host Championship Leeds at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

The FA Cup tie will be a distraction from the Citizens poor run in the Premier League. However, should they lose the game it could be disastrous for Mancini.


The Italian boss has stated that he is confident that he won’t lose his job should the unthinkable happen at the Etihad tomorrow afternoon. However, if they do lose I don’t think the City owners will have much patient with the Italian boss.


Manchester City really have endured a poor season and the pressure is growing on Mancini. Speculation is rife that the Italian will lose his job at the end of the season. He has always been under-pressure to win trophies and his team don’t look likely to claim silverware this season.


There has been a host of bosses linked with the Manchester City hot seat. Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has recently stated that he will return to the Premier League when he leaves Los Blancos. The Portuguese boss looks set to leave the Spanish capital in the summer and City is looking like a more likely destination by the week.

Everton’s David Moyes is the latest boss to be linked with the position. The Scot’s contract at Goodison Park expires in the summer and he would be available.


It looks like Roberto Mancini is living on borrowed time at the Etihad Stadium. The Manchester City job was always going to be a hard one and it seems that it may prove too big a task for the former-Inter head coach.

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