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Delighted Mancini pens new City deal

Published: Monday 9 July 2012, 19.19CET
Manager Roberto Mancini has described an "enormous opportunity" at Manchester City FC after extending his contract with the English champions for a further five years.
Delighted Mancini pens new City deal
Roberto Mancini has agreed a new five-year contract at Manchester City ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 9 July 2012, 19.19CET

Delighted Mancini pens new City deal

Manager Roberto Mancini has described an "enormous opportunity" at Manchester City FC after extending his contract with the English champions for a further five years.

A delighted Roberto Mancini has talked of the "enormous opportunity" at Manchester City FC after putting pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at Eastlands until 2017.

The 47-year-old Italian dramatically guided City to their first league title since 1968 last term after having ended a 35-year wait for silverware by winning the FA Cup in 2011, his first full campaign in charge after succeeding Mark Hughes in December 2009.

"I am delighted to be able to give all of my efforts to Manchester City for a further five years," Mancini told the club's website. "The opportunity which exists to build on our recent success is enormous. Manchester City are a fantastic football club and I am very much looking forward to the challenges and excitement ahead." 

City's interim chief executive officer John MacBeath said of the deal: "Roberto's managerial credentials have been well proven in Europe for many years. This new agreement allows Roberto to focus on the challenge of guiding a team which is capable not only of defending the Premier League title, but one which can compete for European honours." City will start their second UEFA Champions League campaign in the group stage in September.

Last updated: 09/07/12 19.42CET

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