Man City assistant Kidd to take caretaker charge if Mancini is sacked

Assistant manager Brian Kidd will take caretaker charge of Manchester City for the final two matches of the Premier League season, with the outgoing Roberto Mancini possibly bound for Monaco, reports the Daily Mail.

Mancini was strongly reported to be leaving the Etihad Stadium even before City’s shock 1-0 defeat in the FA Cup final to Wigan on Saturday, with Manuel Pellegrini understood to be the man set to replace the Italian, despite the Malaga manager insisting that nothing official had been signed.

And Kidd, the 63-year-old Mancunian stalwart, could be set to take charge of City’s run-in. Kidd has been the assistant at City since Mancini’s appointment in December 2009 and has been involved in the club’s recent success, winning the FA Cup two years ago and last season’s famous title triumph.

Kidd, a former player at both Manchester clubs, was famously assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford throughout most of the 1990s before a well-reported rift between the two. Kidd, who has also survived a battle with prostate cancer, has had experience of managing, taking charge at Blackburn Rovers for a year as well as having spells at Barrow and Preston North End.

He is could take charge for City’s final two matches which sees them travel to Reading tomorrow before hosting Norwich on the final weekend.

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