UK time is: 00:41:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Man City Clear Out Their Backroom Staff

Following Mark Hughes departure virtually all of the backroom staff including Mark Bowen, Eddie Niedzwiecki, Kevin Hitchcock and Glyn Hodges have also left the club.

Further appointments will be announced in due course however, what we do know is Brian Kidd is being promoted from youth team coach to assistant manager.

Meanwhile Roberto Mancini is expected to fly into Manchester early Sunday morning whereby he'll be paraded in front of the media, possibly as early as Monday morning.

Bookmark and Share






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 20 2009

Time: 12:24AM

Your Comments

Marvellous... 1st team will have to train with the kids for a few weeks.. that'll be good for the xmas fixtures.
MCFC_Goatboy
If MH had done that a few weeks ago i think he would still be the manager.
Thaibluefan
I agree with you there TBF
EddieBell
me too TBF, It was Hughes's loyalty to his backroom staff that has cost him his job.
Buzz Lightyear
Sacked for being too loyal? This last couple of days has left a sour taste in my mouth, this hasn't been conducted with grace at all, possibly the intent was there to make it quick and clean, but didn't work out that way. I trusted the Board to make the big decision at the right time, and results - wise they have acted. They also hint they could see no immediate prospect of an improvement, which I take to mean a vote of no confidence in Hughes' ability to mould and motivate the team to the next level, and of course his backroom staff are included in that lack of confidence. All those Hughes' haters guessed correctly it seems he wasn't up to the full task at hand, but need to give him credit for the patient way he had to go about rebuilding the club from the bottom up, under intense pressure and scrutiny. It's a shame Thaksin Shinawatra and Garry Cooke couldn't see how Hughes as an ex rag and an unproven talent would never get the full support of all the fans, he was doomed to fail from day one, I hope Mancini manages to win us over quickly, or he'll face the same negative crap sooner rather than later. My dream of watching Barcelona-esque football at CoMs has taken a massive blow with the appointment of an Italian disciple of SGE, I hope to God he has a wider footballing grounding than I suspect.
It's Grim Oop North
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

The Ped Report City 2-2 Sunderland (Thursday April 17 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Citizens versus The Black Cats (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Ped Report Liverpool 3-2 City (Sunday April 13 2014)

The Reds versus The Citizens (Saturday April 12 2014)

Number 13 - Lucky For Some! (Thursday April 10 2014)

The Ped Report City 4-1 Southampton (Saturday April 5 2014)

Archived Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 288
2. Skoorb 122
3. PhillyBlueMoon 115
4. Buzz Lightyear 106
5. rojo2010 101
6. citizhun 85
7. Spooks 84
8. Bluedub 82
9. fifthcolumnblue 78
10. kennyclementstache 68

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Liverpool 34 24 5 5 +51 77
2. Chelsea 34 23 6 5 +42 75
3. Man City 33 22 5 6 +54 71
4. Arsenal 34 20 7 7 +18 67
5. Everton 34 19 9 6 +21 66
6. Spurs 34 18 6 10 +0 60
7. Man Utd 33 17 6 10 +18 57

Breaking League News

Ole Looking For Back To Back Victories
Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:35:00
Gunnarsson Has Full Support amp; Trust
Cardiff : 18/04/2014 22:22:00
Do Villa Need Another Point To Be Safe?
Aston Villa : 18/04/2014 21:19:00
Team News v West Ham
Crystal Palace : 18/04/2014 20:00:00
Vital Preview: Norwich City vs. Liverpool
Liverpool : 18/04/2014 18:49:00
Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke
Cardiff : 18/04/2014 18:04:00
Injury Update: Defender In, Defender Out
Arsenal : 18/04/2014 17:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Yaya Injured - Who Should Partner Fernandinho In Midfield?
Suggested By:  Gerry Gow
Javi Garcia 19%
Jimmy Milner 81%