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Mancini Slams Man. City Over Pellegrini Speculation, Times Says

May 12, 2013

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, whose team lost 1-0 to Wigan in yesterday’s F.A. Cup final, criticized his club for not quelling speculation over his job, the Sunday Times reported.

The Italian is set to be replaced by Malaga’s Manuel Pellegrini after a trophyless season, the newspaper said. After yesterday’s game Mancini complained that City didn’t deny reports that he’d lose his job.

“I didn’t know why the club didn’t stop this because I didn’t think that was correct,” he told reporters. “I didn’t think that it was true. If it’s true we will see in the next two weeks.”

A contract has already been placed before Pellegrini, who has verbally agreed to take over, the Times added, citing unidentified sources close to the Chilean.

City lost its Premier League title to Manchester United this season and failed to progress beyond the group stage of the Champions League.

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