Mancini signs new City contract
Roberto Mancini has signed a new deal at Manchester City which keeps him at the club for another five years, running until the summer of 2017.
The deal follows the club's most successful season in more than four decades when they clinched the Premier League title on the final day with a thrilling 3-2 win over QPR.
Having lifted the FA Cup in his first year in Manchester, Mancini has earned praise for his handling of the club's stars - including the well-documented problems with Carlos Tevez - and has been rewarded for his efforts.
Mancini told the club's official website: "I am delighted to be able to give all of my efforts to Manchester City for a further five years. The opportunity which exists to build on our recent success is enormous. Manchester City is a fantastic football club, from the owner, chairman, Board and the executive team, through to the players, staff and fans. I am very much looking forward to the challenges and excitement ahead."
Interim Chief Executive Officer John MacBeath added: "Roberto's managerial credentials have been well proven in Europe for many years and in leading a team which has won the FA Cup and an unforgettable Barclays Premier League title in successive seasons, his ability to manage in the English domestic game is also undisputed.
"This new agreement allows Roberto to focus on the challenge of guiding a team which is capable not only of defending the Premier League title, but one which can compete for European honours."