Brian Kidd could take charge at Manchester City for the final week of the season. The Daily Mail says the Italian, who won the Barclays Premier League title just a year ago, knows his time is up at the Etihad Stadium after the club decided to replace him with Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini.

Mancini could even be sacked ahead of tomorrow's match at Reading, with assistant manager Brian Kidd lined up to take charge in his absence.

With City due in America to play two exhibition games against Chelsea next week, Kidd and maybe even football ambassador Patrick Vieira could lead the squad.