Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has criticised the club for not acting to stamp on speculation surrounding his future.
City have pointedly not rejected claims that have emerged from Spain that Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini will replace Mancini in the summer.
With a distant second-place finish in the Barclays Premier League to Manchester United and yet another group-stage exit in the Champions League , it is hard for Mancini to claim progress has been made this season.
And that was before Saturday's FA Cup final defeat to Wigan Athletic , who were 8/1 underdogs prior to kick-off, but were the better side and grabbed a last-minute victory thanks to Ben Watson's header.
It piles the pressure on Mancini, who admits he cannot be sure what his future holds because the club have not intervened on his behalf.
"If we find out in a week the things you say are not true, you have written a lot of stupid things in the last six months and more in the last two weeks," he said.