Man City boss Mancini: Top four finish ahead of Cups

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits a top four finish is the priority this season.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits a top four finish is the priority this season.

Mancini is a pragmatist, and if the harsh manner of Mark Hughes' dismissal taught him anything, it is that unless City make the Champions League spots this term, as demanded by owner Sheikh Mansour, he could be out of the door whether he has won the Blues a trophy or not.

"We want to win the Carling or FA Cup, but we must finish in the top four," he said.

Is that the priority? "Yes."