Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mark Hughes sack as Man City manager

At last after dissappointed result, Mark Hughes sacked from Manchester City manager and being replaced by former Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini. Hughes oversaw City's 4-3 victory over Sunderland on Saturday but he is thought to have known about his sacking before the game, and appeared emotional at the end of the match, apparently waving goodbye to the home supporters.

The statement read: "Manchester City Football Club can confirm the appointment, with immediate effect on a permanent contract, of Roberto Mancini and are also pleased to announce that Brian Kidd will join Roberto as assistant manager.

Khaldoon added: "A return of two wins in 11 Premier League games is clearly not in line with the targets that were agreed and set. [Owner] Sheikh Mansour and the Board felt that there was no evidence that the situation would fundamentally change.

"This is a particularly difficult announcement given the personal investment over the past 15 months on all sides and we would like to put on record our respect for and thanks to Mark Hughes and we wish him the best in his future career.”

Can Mancini really adopt with Premier League?