Roberto Mancini faces the sack inside the next fortnight following Manchester City's FA Cup humiliation at the hands of Wigan Athletic. The Mail on Sunday says Mancini is to be sacked in the next two weeks - with Manuel Pellegrini of Malaga being lined up as his replacement.

The Manchester City manager's fate was already decided prior to Saturday's embarrassing Wembley defeat, when his expensively assembled squad lost to relegation-threatened Wigan 1-0, leaving them without a major trophy this season.

Mancini's three-and-a-half year tenure is coming to an end because he is deemed to have failed on the targets laid out for him this season; to reach the Champions League quarter-finals and win the Premier League again. Even if he had won the Cup, it was not enough.