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Mancini sacked! A year after winning the title

Mancini sacked! A year after winning the title City fire Italian boss with Kidd set to take charge of final two games

By ANDY HAMPSON, PRESS ASSOCIATION

PUBLISHED: 22:29, 13 May 2013 | UPDATED: 22:56, 13 May 2013

Roberto Mancini has been sacked by Manchester City a year to the day after lifting the Premier League title.

The City bosses position was under threat ahead of the FA Cup final with Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini heavily linked with the position.

And now the axe has fallen on Mancini – who won the FA Cup and Premier League title  – in his three -and-a-half years at the the Etihad Stadium.

Final farewell: Roberto Mancini has been sacked by Manchester City after losing the FA Cup final Final farewell: Roberto Mancini has been sacked by Manchester City after losing the FA Cup final

 
Last stand: Mancini took training at QPR's Loftus Road on Monday morning ahead of City's Reading clashLast stand: Mancini took training at QPR’s Loftus Road on Monday morning ahead of City’s Reading clash

 
On the way out: Mancini pictured leaving his London hotel on Monday morningOn the way out: Mancini pictured leaving his London hotel on Monday morning

Mancini learned on Monday night he had been relieved of his duties after failing to achieve any of the club’s ‘stated targets’ for the season.

The news comes exactly a year to the day after City won the Premier League in dramatic circumstances on the final day of last season.

But it is Mancini’s failure to build on that achievement that has seen his three-and-a-half year tenure brought to an end.

 

 

 
The last walk: Mancini walks to collect his runners-up medal after the FA Cup final defeat to WiganThe last walk: Mancini walks to collect his runners-up medal after the FA Cup final defeat to Wigan

 
Mancini
Roberto Mancini
 

Not enough: Mancini won the Premier League and FA Cup in his time at City, but has been sacked

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