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14th May 2013
Posted by Gateway 97.8


Manchester City have now released the news of the sacking of manager Roberto Mancini after a year to the day when they won their first Premier League Title on that action paid day. The Italian had only been in charge at the club for 3 and a half years and there has been a mixed reaction about the news. Former Manchester City and England Defender Andy Hinchcliffe said that the decision to sack Mancini was a ‘harsh’ one but not everyone was as lenient. After every sacking the drama begins on who will be their successor at the moment Malaga Coach Manuel Pellegrini is the favourite but Real Madrid Manager Jose Mourinho is close behind other names mentioned are Carlo Ancelotti, Brendan Rodgers and Rafael Benitez so it will be interesting to find out who will be the new manager

Newly crowned FA Cup champions Wigan Athletic could turn Joy to Despair as defeat would send them down to the championship alongside QPR and Reading. Roberto Martinez’s men take on Arsenal this evening at The Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are also in a battle with North-London Rivals Tottenham Hotspur for that last Top 4 spot after Chelsea secured their spot against Aston Villa 4 days ago. Even though Arsenal have a game in hand Tottenham Hotspur are still favourites to Qualify. Wigan also have the delightment of their young player Callum Mcmanaman getting an England U21 call-up but can he show off his talent again when it is needed most…


David Haye has been forced to pull out of his fight against Manuel Charr on June 29 with a hand injury.

The damage to his left hand occurred on Sunday evening and left the former WBA heavyweight champion with no option but to postpone his return to the ring. The news is a blow to Haye, who has not been in action since beating Dereck Chisora last summer and was hoping to fight twice this year in a bid to become mandatory challenger to one of the dominant Klitschko brothers.


Pirelli have accelerated plans to introduce changes to their controversial 2013 tyres, with the revisions to now be rolled out in time for the Canadian GP in two races’ time.

Under fire from both fans and drivers alike, Pirelli announced almost immediately after Sunday’s heavily-criticised Spanish GP that they would make changes to their range of compounds for the British GP at the end of June.

However, those changes to their slick tyres will now be introduced one race earlier – in Montreal – with Hembery revealing the amended rubber will feature structural changes which combine elements from both last year and this year’s products in a bid to beef up their durability