Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday July 9 2012
It was Sir Alex Ferguson himself who recently confessed his begrudging wish for Roberto Mancini to leave Manchester. Today the dapper City gaffer extended his stay...
The boss has signed a five year contract extension as the ghost of typical City continues to be exorcised.
This is wonderful news for everyone connected with the club. Mancini, having reinforced his position as an absolute boss over dissenting superstars has fused a superb squad who have busted a gut to secure England's two most coveted trophies and Champions League football under his shrewd guidance.
'I am delighted to be able to give all of my efforts to Manchester City for a further five years. The opportunity which exists to build on our recent success is enormous. Manchester City is a fantastic football club, from the owner, chairman, Board and the executive team, through to the players, staff and fans.'
What a booster to Mancio's cunningly planned pre-season tour. A bouyant squad, further energised by some fine performances in Euro 2012 is slowly re-assembling, with another top-drawer friendly confirmed this evening against Wolfsburg on the 4th August.
all times East Manchester
Innsbruck, Austria Closed Training Camp underway including matches versus:
Fri 13 Jul 19h00, Al Hilal
Tue 17 Jul 19h00, Dynamo Dresden
Fri 20 Jul 18h20, Besiktas
Fri 27 Jul TBC Arsenal, Birds Nest Stadium, Beijing, Friendly
Mon 30 Jul TBC Malaysia Friendly
Sun 12 Aug 13h30 Chelsea, Villa Park, Community Shield
Sa 18 Aug 15h00 Southampton, The Etihad PL
Sa 25 Aug 15h00 Liverpool, Anfield PL
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES:
The draw for the 2012/13 Champions League Group Stage will take place in Monaco on Thursday, 30th August. The opening round of games will kick off in the week commencing Monday, 17th September.
Date:Monday July 9 2012
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