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Mancini Upset At Man City’s Lack Of Transfer Activity

For the second consecutive summer, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is unhappy with the Premier League champions transfer policy.

Asked in Beijing on Thursday whether he was “disappointed” that City haven’t signed anyone yet this summer, Mancini immediately shifted responsibility to football administrator Brian Marwood saying:

“For this question, speak to the man in charge,” Mancini said, when asked about Van Persie. “I am not in charge of this. It is important [to get players quickly] because, after what we did last year, we must continue to win. This year will be harder than last, so we need to improve our team. We have a man who works for this and we hope that they can do a good job.”

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Roberto Mancini Signs New Long-Term Deal At Manchester City

Manchester City killed off Russian interest in Roberto Mancini on Monday night by making him the highest-paid manager in the country after agreeing a £37.5million five-year deal.

The 47-year-old, who guided City to last season’s Barclays Premier League title, signed a contract extension worth £7.5m a year.

He overtakes Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who is on £6m a year, and Sir Alex Ferguson, who earns a £4m basic salary atManchester United.

I wrote a couple of days ago about attempts by Russia to install Mancini as their national-team coach on a lucrative deal raised fears that he could be lured away from the Etihad Stadium. However, City have moved swiftly to secure the Italian’s future.

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Is Roberto Mancini Going To Manage Russia?

Unbelievable rumors coming out of Russia that Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is poised to become the coach of the Russian national team.

The Russian sports website has sensationally claimed that Mancini would walk out of Manchester City next week after being given £6m a year by the Russian Football Federation.

The story, was picked up in today’s Daily Mail, and it says that the Russian football federation has offered Mancini a six-year contract worth £35million to manage World Cup hosts Russia. The deal would see Mancini in charge when Russia’s hosts the World Cup in 2018.

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Man City Get Fixture List Boost In Title Defence

Manchester City will start their Barclays Premier League title defence at home to newly-promoted Southampton.

The champions will be confident of starting their campaign with three points when they kick off at the Etihad Stadium on August 18. It is the beginning of what is a relatively easy start to the season for Roberto Mancini’s side.

After Southampton, City’s next nine come against Liverpool, QPR, Stoke, Arsenal, Fulham, Sunderland, West Brom, Swansea and West Ham.

Man City also appear to have an easy run-in with West Ham, Swansea, Reading and Norwich their final four opponents.

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United And City Knocked Out Of Europa League

Manchester based clubs Manchester United and Manchester City were both knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday to effectively end their hopes of winning a double this season.

United suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bilbao to make it 5-3 on aggregate while City in spite of beating Sporting 3-2 on the night (3-3 on aggregate) went out because of Sporting’s away goal advantage.

Following the defeat, United coach Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that his side were no match for Bilbao over the two legs. Speaking to reporters after the match, Sir Alex told Channel Five that his opponents were worthy winners.

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Manchester City Post Incredible Loss Of £195m For Last Season

Manchester City today losses of £194.9 million for the financial year 2010-11, the highest such figures ever posted by an English football club.

The £195m consisted of a net loss of £160.5m and £34.4m to write off player contracts. These are incredible numbers and City tried hard today to put a positive spin on them:

“Our losses, which we predicted as part of our accelerated investment strategy, will not be repeated on this scale in the future,” said chief operating officer Graham Wallace.

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Man City Squeak By LA Galaxy On Penalties

Joe Hart saved A.J. DeLaGarza’s penalty and then scored the winner in the ninth round of a penalty shootout as Manchester City beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 7-6 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Mario Balotelli opened the scoring for Man City from the penalty spot after Micah Richards was taken down in the box by Bryan Jordan. Less than 10 minutes Balotelli was on the bench after this showboating play drew the ire of City boss Roberto Mancini.

Mike Magee leveled for the Galaxy in the 53rd with a dipping volley from outside the box and then Joe Hart had to make a couple of really good saves to deny the Galaxy the win during normal time.

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Man City Squeak By Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1

For the second time on their U.S. tour, Shaun Wright-Phillips gave boss Roberto Mancini a reminder of his talents with a terrific 25-yard goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Man City has to come from behind to beat the worst team in MLS, a performance that will make City wonder how they will cope without their talisman Carlos Tevez next season.

This game had been in serious doubt and was only passed fit to play three hours before kick-off, but after no rain fell overnight and ten hours of warm sunshine, the pitch was deemed playable.

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Carlos Tevez Wants Out Of Manchester

Carlos Tevez has reiterated his desire once again to leave Manchester City for family reasons.

The Argentina captain, who joined City from rivals Manchester United in 2009, said he cannot continue to live in the north west without his two daughters.

“I need to be closer to them and to spend more time with them,” Tevez said in a statement. “Living without my children in Manchester has been incredibly challenging for me. Everything I do, I do for my daughters. I need them to be happy because my life is about them now. I need to be in a place where they can adapt. I hope that the people understand the difficult circumstances I have been living under the past 12 months, in regards to my family.”

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Adebayor Gives The Clearest Indication That He Will Leave Eastlands

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he could join join Italian giants Juventus. Ade fell down the pecking order in Eastlands after the arrivals of Mario Balotelli and David Silva in the summer.

When this story first broke out immediately after City signed Balotelli, Mancini was quick to refute claims that the 25 million Pound signing’s playing days in the EPL were over.

Things have however changed. Adebayor has seen less and less of the pitch since the season begun and he is already starting to way his options. Speaking to Italian daily Tuttosport, Adebayor revealed that he would love to play for the Turin giants.