City boss Roberto Mancini has stated that missing out on fourth place in the Premier League will not be a failure.
The blues lie in sixth place in the league, one point behind fourth placed Spurs, who they play at Eastlands next week. However it has been suggested that failure to secure Champions League football will mean failure for the club, something Mancini denies.
“No, I don’t think I will have failed,” he said. “We want to finish fourth and that is what we are working for. But we have improved a lot in the last five months and we must improve more if we want to be a good team. I think the owners can see that.”
Although he is still unsure about his future, the Italian is already planning for the summer but has denied drawing up a list of candidates to leave City during the close season, which has included Emmanuel Adebayor, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Stephen Ireland and Wayne Bridge. “I never said that,” he said. “I have had meetings with the club about players for the future but I never said there were players I did not want.”
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