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While Roberto Mancini battles to save his job as Manchester City manager, his players are already campaigning for Patrick Vieira to replace him.
City players have given Vieira their unanimous backing in the race to succeed Mancini — should he be fired after the season, The Star reports.
“Mancini refused to speak to his flops and didn’t even go into the dressing room in the wake of the champions’ 3-1 loss that ruined their title hopes,” the report says. ”The fuming Italian left the post-match inquest to his coaching staff, but Starsport can reveal fed-up Blues stars have lost faith in Mancini and want Vieira to replace him.
“Blues stars have made him their ‘unanimous choice’ to take over on an interim basis should the club’s Abu Dhabi owners decide to make a change.”
Vieira, 36, is a popular and respected figure in the City camp. He currently serves as City’s football development executive, but he is taking steps to secure his coaching qualifications. He has already completed his
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