Kamis, 10 Mei 2012
Sheikh Mansour set to back Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini even if title bid fails
Manchester City owner
Sheikh Mansour has delivered a huge vote of confidence to Blues boss
The club's Abu Dhabi-based owner revealed that the Italian will keep
his job - regardless of whether his charges end the club's 44-year wait
to be crowned champions of England.
The weekend's results mean City are now just three points behind United -
with a superior goal difference - ahead of Monday's derby.
"The difference is three points and we do have a chance," Sheikh Mansour
"But whatever happens and even if we don't win I am very happy and
satisfied with the players, the team and the management.
"They have performed very well and have improved in their last few
The comments indicate manager Roberto Mancini's job is safe regardless
of the outcome of the title race.
In an interview shortly before City's exit from the Champions League
earlier this season the owner gave a similar show of support.
"We are satisfied with the progress that is being made - the success and
development at this level of football but we must also continue to have
patience," he said.
"Sometimes I meet City supporters who criticise the work of the manager
Roberto Mancini. In my opinion we are on the right path."