Updated: 10/07/2012 07:54 | By pa.press.net

Mancini agrees new City deal

Roberto Mancini led Manchester City to the Premier League title last term

Roberto Mancini led Manchester City to the Premier League title last term

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has agreed terms on a new five-year deal with the Barclays Premier League champions.

The Italian, who had been linked with the vacant job as Russia boss, began discussions on a new deal at the end of last season and has committed to a long-term future at the Etihad Stadium.

A club statement read: "Manchester City Football Club today are pleased to announce that a new contract has been agreed with manager Roberto Mancini."

It continued: "The deal, which runs until the summer of 2017, follows the club's most successful season in more than four decades, which concluded in the most dramatic of circumstances in the team's thrilling 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers in May this year."

Former Inter Milan manager Mancini took over as City boss from Mark Hughes in December 2009. In his first full season at the club he ended a 35-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup and also secured Champions League football with a third-place finish in the Premier League.

Last season he wrote his name into the club's history books by edging Manchester United in the closing seconds of the season to win a first league title in 44 years.

"I am delighted to be able to give all of my efforts to Manchester City for a further five years," he told www.mcfc.co.uk. "The opportunity which exists to build on our recent success is enormous. Manchester City is a fantastic football club, from the owner, chairman, board and the executive team, through to the players, staff and fans.

"I am very much looking forward to the challenges and excitement ahead."

Interim CEO John MacBeath added: "Roberto's managerial credentials have been well proven in Europe for many years and in leading a team which has won the FA Cup and an unforgettable Barclays Premier League title in successive seasons, his ability to manage in the English domestic game is also undisputed.

"This new agreement allows Roberto to focus on the challenge of guiding a team which is capable not only of defending the Premier League title, but one which can compete for European honours."

09/07/2012 20:31
well let's see if he can manage balotelli and tevez THIS season
09/07/2012 20:15
Brilliant ..... and he's sooooooo much better at the mind games than senile 'ol fergie, i think he'll end up sending bacon face to the the local manc nuthouse  .... hahahaha mclovin it !!
Absolutely agree Apex. And not just good news for City. Anyone who can rattle Fergie's nerve the way he did at the end of last season  has got to be good for the whole Premiership.

Now that's settled its going to be interesting to see what happens on the transfer front

09/07/2012 21:58

The finish to the Premier League title couldn't have been scripted any better than the way it panned out.

I was thrilled with Arsenal finishing third, when it looked like Tottenham had taken that position 7 weeks before the last fixture.

Chelsea took fourth slot by winning the Champions League, which was great - and I supported them for representing England. However, Tottenham should be in the Champions League as well as City, United, Arsenal and Chelsea. I think Spurs exclusion is an insult to the finishing position they gained to the Premier League. (So what if that would have meant 5 English clubs in the tournament - they would be there on merit!)

I feel pleased for City fans that Mancini has signed a new contract, but I hope it has a compensation clause in case he loses five games on the trot in the new season's start.

09/07/2012 20:55


you wish he was leaving ,he certainly had the edge over old vimto nose last season ,so cant see that changing ,and as for your 5 teams challenging for the title ,well your right about chelsea ,spurs and arsenal ,but man uniteds geriatrics come on son


So if he retains the trophy this season with in your words a stronger Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, Newcastle and of course United to contend with are you saying he deserves credit Malcolm?

09/07/2012 18:58
Great news. He certain ticks all the right boxes, as proved. Old red face Fergie won't be too happy that's for sure. One of the few to better him at mind games. Has had the immense ego's of course to contend with, and feel now that they will be harnessed, but not the 'Air of Greatness' that great players share. Just what football needed I guess.
09/07/2012 19:00
bobby manc is a champion ,glad hes commited for the long term and lets hope for more sucsess
any decent manager would have won the league with the amount of money he spent, makes me laugh how city fans keep slagging off utd for being sh1t, yet won the league by 0 points lolol
10/07/2012 06:12

Happy that City have a title after all these years, Im a red manc but all the family are blue so im ok with it all, however, the title was a draw on points,sure you can give them the edge on goal diff but it was gifted to them femember, yes Utd wouldve welcomed it had been the other way around,who wouldnt?,but remember you blue mooners that you only drew on points,hardly a runaway title team,one last thing,Ballo is ace but I dont think he will last a full season now his heads gone.


09/07/2012 21:35

malcolm and salford red

united will never finish above city while mancini is manager

they wont finish in top 4 next season

can not afford players to keep up

10/07/2012 12:54
Haven't enjoyed a more unpredictable, AND THRILLING, seaon of footer if you take the run-ins to the Premiership, FA Cup AND Champions League finals all together......... There has been a precedent in ,i think, the '05-'06 season after Liverpool won it but were beaten to fourth by Everton.... Everton were shunted into the playoffs.....However UEFA swiftly blocked that loophole at the commencement of that season. 
Spurs DO deserve to be in it but the world IS unfair, innit?

09/07/2012 19:25
10/07/2012 08:47

I hope Mancini does the right thing and sends Joey Barton a case of the best champagne

without Barton's actions City would have lost the league and the Italian his job!

10/07/2012 03:21
i think that you should find the pancake man a lover ,, then he would leave my ex wife alone ,,, hope he is keeping one eye on the till ,,, he he ,,, cuckooo......ggmu 4eva,,, nuf said ,,  happy days ..

09/07/2012 22:56
and the kebab salesman doesnt really sell kebabs ,,, he sells pancakes ,, they call him the t-sser in the trade ,,,,,
09/07/2012 23:47
no tea urn  thats what the boys at the back of the kebab shop call your misses so tell pancake mr ali says hi
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