Merson wrote in the Daily Star: "I would be shocked if Roberto Mancini survives, for a start. I never like to see anyone lose their job, but let's be realistic.
"They went out of the Champions League at the first hurdle - again. They are nowhere near winning the league. They don't even play very entertaining football.
"On top of all that, Mancini's signings have not really been up to it. You put that all together and I just can't see him being there next season.
"City have to make changes - and they will improve. They will spend money and they will go again. They know they have not been good enough."