Mancini fears his days are numbered at Man City

Apr 08, 2012, 05:26 IST | AFP

Ahead of Sunday's clash with red hot Arsenal at The Emirates, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted if the Blues miss out on the Premier League title this season he may lose his job.

The 47-year-old Italian accepted that despite delivering the FA Cup last season — the club’s first trophy in 35 years — and guiding them to their first genuine title challenge for years this season failure to land it may end his term less than three years after taking up the post.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini

Mancini, who lost his previous job at Inter Milan only days after they won their third consecutive Serie A title under his stewardship, said he hoped club chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak would acknowledge the huge progress the club had made since he replaced Mark Hughes. “I hope so because of what's happened over the last two years,” said Mancini, whose side set the pace for most of the season before a recent slump saw the title race swing the way of bitter rivals Man United.

“But I know football very well and I left Inter after (winning) seven trophies in four years. In football anything can happen. The same regarding my future. I don’t have a problem with that.”

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