Man City reposes faith in Mancini

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London, May 7 (ANI): Manchester City's Abu Dhabi based owner Sheikh Mansour will give coach Roberto Mancini the cash to launch another major bid to regain a place in the top four of the English Premier League.

Mancini's position at City immediately came under scrutiny after the club's Champions League dream ended on Wednesday night, but chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak quickly endorsed him.

Sheikh Mansour has already spent over 220 million pounds on players. And Khaldoon said: "We have to move on and give Roberto all the tools he needs in order to be well prepared for next season."

"There should be no speculation. Roberto is our manager and has done an excellent job after coming here in mid-season," The Sun quoted Khaldoon, as saying.

"I'm very happy with Roberto and Sheikh Mansour is delighted with the way he has organised the team. I believe Roberto is going to do a wonderful job for many years.

"That's why we brought him to the club. I have the highest respect for Roberto as a manager and person. He is driven, committed and has a winning mentality. He wants to achieve things for the club," he said.

"He has the interests of the club at heart and he is definitely the right manager for this club for many years. I think that what he needs this summer is time to prepare," Khaldoon said.

Mancini was set a target of 70 points for the season after replacing Mark Hughes in December, but 1-0 loss to Spurs means City will reach 69 if they win their final game at West Ham on Sunday. (ANI)

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