Mancini worried Pellegrini may replace him at Manchester City

Last Updated: May 11, 2013, 12:31 PM IST

London: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has said that even winning the FA Cup by beating Wigan at Wembley in the Saturday showpiece may not be enough to save him from getting sacked, as rumours of Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini replacing him swirl on.

Bookmakers stopped taking bets on Pellegrini as the odds on the Malaga coach tumbled to 10-1 on, the Mirror reports.

According to Mancini, even though he had won seven trophies in four years during his stint at Inter Milan, they had sacked him without renewing his contract, which he feared, might be the case at City, adding that such happenings are part of the game of football.

However, Mancini said that although his target is to do his job well and if possible, continue to win every year at City, he would be better served if he thinks about winning the FA Cup final at this point as the Cup is an important trophy in England.

Mancini further said that it is important for a club to have a manager who can take a lot of decisions about the team.

Although City will start as favourites when the match kicks off at tea-time, Mancini claimed that relegation-favourites Wigan have the ability to cause an upset and warned his players against taking them for granted.

According to the report, City failed to keep pace with Manchester United in the title race and, for the second campaign running, could not make it out of the group stage of the Champions League.

Against that backdrop - and despite the prospect of a second FA Cup win in three seasons and the fact the Blues` European pool contained eventual finalists Borussia Dortmund and semi-finalists Real Madrid - Mancini`s position remains unclear, the report added.