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Man City Clear Out Their Backroom Staff

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.

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Writer:Tudor
Date:Sunday December 20 2009
Time: 12:24AM

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Marvellous... 1st team will have to train with the kids for a few weeks.. that'll be good for the xmas fixtures.
MCFC_Goatboy
20/12/2009 00:27:00
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If MH had done that a few weeks ago i think he would still be the manager.
Thaibluefan
20/12/2009 04:26:00
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I agree with you there TBF
EddieBell
20/12/2009 04:57:00
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me too TBF, It was Hughes's loyalty to his backroom staff that has cost him his job.
Buzz Lightyear
20/12/2009 07:17:00
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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
20/12/2009 14:34:00
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