Roberto Mancini's Manchester City future appears uncertain after losing the FA Cup final and then questioning why the club hasn't responded to reports that Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has been lined up to replace him.
As Mancini was questioned on Saturday after losing to Wigan about the apparent Pellegrini approach, City's media officer interjected to say ''reportedly'' but wouldn't deny the report when pushed to do so.
''I don't know why the club didn't stop this,'' Mancini then said.
While initially claiming to know that the story in Spanish newspaper AS was untrue, Mancini was less sure when pressed by reporters.
''If it's true we will see in the next two weeks,'' the Italian said. ''If it's not true, you wrote a lot of stupid things for six months. If it's true, I'm stupid because I didn't understand anything about this.
''But I am sure I work with serious people and I'm sure I did a good job, even if we lost this final. Two weeks, maybe one week. Next Sunday. The season...