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Roberto Mancini Pens New 5-Year Deal with Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City celebrates following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Kyle DegabContributor IIIJuly 9, 2012

Seemingly just hours after Russia had publicly stated they were targeting Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini to lead their national team, Roberto penned a new five-year extension to remain at the Eastlands until the summer of 2017.

Manchester City's official website broke the news of Mancini's intent to return with the club. Mancini is delighted to be remaining in the Blue half of Manchester, stating

"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."

Mancini, in just two-and-a-half years in charge at City, has been successful in bringing in both quality players and more importantly silverware. Over the past two seasons, Manchester City has won the FA Cup for the first time since 1969.

City also reached their first Champions League berth in club history. This past season, Manchester City was crowned Premier League champions for the first time in 44 years. 

Things are looking bright for the Citizens, Mancini has been rewarded for his efforts that have not come without scrutiny.  

With England conquered for the time being, pressure will grow on Mancini to produce results in Europe, something that this successful manager has struggled with throughout his coaching career. 

All-in-all, this deal looks to be best for both sides: Manchester will continue to have stability and hopefully success with Roberto Mancini guiding the ship. 

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