Mancini grateful to City faithful
Goalkeeper Colin Doyle has penned a new two-year contract at
The 27-year-old, who first joined the club’s Academy back in
2001 before turning professional two years later, was due to see
his existing deal run out this summer but will now remain at St
Andrew’s until 2015.
Doyle has played second fiddle to the likes of Joe Hart, Ben
Foster and Jack Butland in recent years but, following the
departure of the latter to Stoke, will compete with new signing
Darren Randolph for the gloves next season.
The Italian, who led City to their first league title since 1968
last season, was sacked earlier this week following a disappointing
campaign where they lost their Premier League crown to Manchester
United and knocked out of the Champions League at the group
Mancini has always has a good relationship with the fans and in
a full-page advert in the Manchester Evening News wrote:
“Manchester City Supporters 3 unforgettable years, you will always
be in my heart, ciao, Roberto Mancini.”
As well as the league title, Mancini won the FA Cup with City in
2011 and Community Shield last summer.