Tottenham boss Redknapp: Silverware or sack for Mancini at Man City

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp feels only silverware will keep Roberto Mancini in the job at Manchester City.
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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp feels only silverware will keep Roberto Mancini in the job at Manchester City.

Redknapp ­insists he would ­expect to deliver the title with the kind of spending power at ­Mancini’s disposal.

But last night he went a step ­further by claiming City’s Italian boss, who has recently been ­waving imaginary red cards around on the touchline, is under great threat of receiving a real one from his own bosses if he doesn’t deliver success.

Redknapp told the Sunday Mirror: “City are not throwing money around for fun.

“The sheikh and the club’s supporters expect ­Mancini to deliver and if they don’t win the Premier League title who is to say they won’t sack him and bring in someone who can?

“Personally, I quite like Mancini and I certainly don’t blame him for spending the money he has. I would if I was in his position. But you have to accept that with it comes pressure and rising ­expectations.

“City have come from nowhere in recent years after living in the shadows of their neighbours ­Manchester United but, when you suddenly find yourself with the spending power to outbid any club, the past counts for nothing and people don’t want you to win things, they expect it.”

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