Challenging times ahead for Man City boss Roberto Mancini

Mick Bates by Mick Bates / 02 November 2010, 14:39

For a team that is currently riding high in the Barclays Premier League in a fairly strong fourth place things do not appear to be going to well in the dressing room at Eastlands. The recent 2-1 loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend and a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal have not done anything to fan the flames of unrest. There are also mutterings that boss Roberto Mancini has lost complete control of the dressing room, Mancini has been in charge of the squad since last year, taking over the position from Mark Hughes who was relieved of his role by the Manchester City board due to his sides dip in results.

There are daily reports in the back pages of the press of upsets in the squad ranging from players not pulling their weight and leaving matches at half time once they have been subbed, to the great differences in wages amongst its star players. This is as well as much publicised spats at Molineux during half time between Yaya Toure and new signing James Milner as well as argument between Emmanuel Adebayor and defender Vincent Kompany. These reports grow stronger even after midfielder Gareth Barry (himself in the doghouse for getting caught drinking on a day off with City team-mates Joe Hart and Adam Johnson) said to the press that the squad is fully behind Mancini

There have also been some clashes between Mancini and some of his high profile players this season, Craig Bellamy has moved to Npower Championship side Cardiff in a season long loan move, Carlos Tevez has returned home to Argentina apparently due to home sickness and the £17.5 million signing Roque Santa Cruz is set to quit City in January, all this does not make a happy home!

Man City next play in form West Brom away from home and that is followed by a the all important derby fixture at Eastlands against local rivals Manchester United and already bookies are starting to queue up the contenders for the next Manchester City manager and top of the list with the bookmakers Sky Bet is Frank Rijkaard who was recently released from his contract with Galatasaray after he suffered a disappointing run of results, he is closely followed by the current boss of Turkey Guus Hiddink at odds of 9/2.

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