Roberto Mancini Linked With Juventus Move In The Summerby Steve Claridge / 22 March 2010, 09:38Tweet
As we head towards the last couple of months of the season the gossip surrounding several high profile Managers in the Premier League is going into overdrive as the merry-go-round gets ready to kick into action. The rumour mill is now in full swing with Man City as always the subject of much interest with Roberto Mancini being linked with a move back to Italy and a move to Juventus. Mancini has only been at the helm at Eastlands for a few months but speculation is building that he is already on his way back to Italy at the end of the season and there is no bigger team in Serie A than the 'Old Lady' of Italian football.
Man City are still embroiled in a four-way battle for 4th spot in the Premier League which would secure Champions League Football for the first time for the big spending club. It is however being suggested by sources within City that Mancini could be on his way regardless of Champions League qualification, its no secret that the big spending City owners are expecting success at Eastlands and will not hesitate if they believe Mancini is under performing. Mark Hughes is testament to that having been given the boot in December despite losing only two games this season, Mancini will be feeling the heat having already suffered a number of losses since taking the reigns.
If Mancini does manage to steer Man City into the Champions League this season then he would feel hard done by if he is given the boot by the ambitious owners. Much may depend on the availability of some of the top Managers with Jose Mourinho being constantly linked with the Manchester club and a return to the Premier League. Should Mancini be given the elbow from City then he will not be short of offers from back in Italy with Juventus looking to replace Alberto Zacherroni in the Summer with the Turing team struggling to qualify foe the Champions League themselves.
Rumours are rife that Jose Mourinho is top of the wanted list for the City owners in the Summer, Mourinho has been dropping a number of hints that he will be returning to the Premier League in the Summer and speculation is building. The Special One may well see City as the ideal club to return to England with as he would be sure to get a huge transfer war chest to spend on any number of players. He has a proven track record in England and would no doubt love the challenge of bringing the Premier League to Eastlands for the very first time and renewing his rivalry with Sir Alex Ferguson.