Manchester City replaced Mark Hughes with Roberto Mancini at the end of 2009 and the Italian has proved to be successful as manager of the Eastlands club, steering them to the Champions League last season as well as winning the FA Cup.
Mancini is arguably the best-paid manager in the Premier League although his management skills have been tested to the full this season thanks to the spat with Carlos Tevez which initially saw the Man City manager state that the player was finished at the club.
Despite the stress and tension that accompanies the job, Mancini is clearly enjoying life as manager of one of the top English teams and stated in a press conference before Tuesday’s game against Villarreal that he would like to remain in charge for many years.
He said: “I would like to stay here for many years in the future but it is not important, my contract.
“After this year I have one more year and I don’t have a problem with this. I haven’t talked to the club but at the moment it is not important.”
City face Villarreal on Tuesday night, with a victory moving them closer to the ten points that Mancini thinks they need to claim a place in the Champions League knockout stage.