Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said he is not afraid of being laid off despite report of a possible replacement, claiming he is currently the best manager in England.
Mancini led the side to win the English Premiership trophy last season, and believes he remains the best despite their current worrisome form.
City are out of European competition and face a battle to retain their Premier League title, with Manchester United currently 12 points clear, reports futaa.com.
“In the last 15 months I am the best manager in England,” said Mancini on bbc.co.uk.
Mancini took over at Manchester City in December 2009, replacing Mark Hughes.
While in charge
In his first full season in charge, the Italian led his side to third in the Premier League and Champions League qualification.
Last season Manchester City closed an eight-point gap on United to win their first Premier League title with a dramatic 3-2 final day win over Queen's Park Rangers.
But this season his side have been left behind by United in the league and they also exited the Champions League at the group stage, finishing bottom of Group D and failing to win a match which also meant they failed to qualify for the Europa League.