Thaksin returning to Man City

Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra will return to England on Thursday in a bid to steady the faltering club.

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The ousted former Thai prime minister goes before his country's Supreme Court on Wednesday on charges of corruption.

However, the court has granted Shinawatra permission to leave on a four-week trip, providing he reports back on April 11.

With City sliding down the Barclays Premier League in recent weeks after a run of just two wins in their 12 matches, Shinawatra believes his presence could aid a revival.

"That is my commitment to Manchester City," he said.

"I feel like they are losing too many games in the last three to four months while I am still busy. So I have to go back and tighten the bolt."

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