Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini appears set to keep his job for next season.

Mancini has revealed that he is holding weekly meetings with the club's sporting director Txiki ­Begiristain to ensure that the ­mistakes that have left them ­trailing Manchester United are not repeated.

The Mirror says the fact that Mancini is seen as a key part of the recruitment process suggests that he will be at the Etihad next season regardless of whether he is able to overtake United this time.

He said: "I have meetings with Txiki every week and we talk about the summer.

"It will be easier to get players in the summer if we work hard, well and quickly now."