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Thaksin returning to Man City

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

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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