Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Roberto Mancini Sacked As Manchester City Manager (Official Club Statement)

After over 3 and half years as the manager of Manchester City Football
club , Roberto Mancini has been sacked from the club.

According to the official statement from the club, Mancini was fired
because had failed to achieve any of the club's targets, with the
exception of qualification for next season's Champions League.

Read the official statement from the club below;

It is with regret that Manchester City Football Club announces that
Roberto Mancini has been relieved of his duties as Manchester City
This has been a difficult decision for the owner, Chairman and Board
to make and it is the outcome of a planned end of season review
process that has been brought forward in light of recent speculation
and out of respect for Roberto and his extensive contributions to the
Football Club.

Despite everyone's best efforts, the Club has failed to achieve any of
its stated targets this year, with the exception of qualification for
next season's UEFA Champions League. This, combined with an identified
need to develop a holistic approach to all aspects of football at the
Club, has meant that the decision has been taken to find a new manager
for the 2013/14 season and beyond.

Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "Roberto's record speaks for itself
and he has the respect and gratitude of Sheikh Mansour, myself and the
Board for all of his hard work and commitment over the last three and
a half years. He has clearly also secured the love and respect of our
fans. He has done as he promised and delivered silverware and success,
breaking the Club's 35-year trophy drought and securing the title in
2012. I would like to personally and publicly thank him for his
dedication to the progress that he has overseen and for his support
and continued friendship."

Assistant Manager Brian Kidd will take interim responsibility for the
remaining two games of the season and the post-season tour to the
United States.

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