Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes he is currently the best manager in England and doesn’t fear the sack.
City are currently second in the Premier League but 12 points off leaders and rivals Manchester United and they also suffered an early exit from the Champions League.
Despite getting through to the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup it has still been hinted that Mancini could get the boot at the end of the season.
Last season saw City win the league in the closing moments of the final game after closing an eight point gap on United but this year they face a tougher challenge with 12 points to claw back and they don’t seem to have maintained their impressive form. There has also been some behind the scenes changes with Txiki Begiristain taking on the director of football role which have only served to fuel the speculation.
However the Italian remains confident about his position at the Eithad and believes he will still be in charge at the end of the season.
“In the last 15 months I am the best manager in England, I won one Premier League, one FA Cup, one charity shield, there is not another manager that’s won like me in the last 15 months,” he told BBC Sport.
“Someone says for six months that Manchester City would change manager, Guardiola would come in, and after Guardiola went to Bayern Munich, now another manager.
I can do nothing but it is the reality.”
Pep Guardiola had previously been rumoured for the manager’s position but he takes over Bayern Munich in the summer, however Jose Mourinho who confirmed last week that he is Premier League bound for his next job is rumoured to be replacing Mancini in the summer.