Roberto Mancini must win the Premier League this season to remain in charge of Manchester City.

The Daily Star says Mancini is feeling the heat in the wake of his side's humiliating exit from the Champions League this week, with speculation about his future mounting.

He must now defend the league title to guarantee he won't be sacked.

The Italian will be on trial between now and the summer and must prove he can still get the best out of his star-studded squad and land big trophies.