Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has signed a new five-year deal worth at least £25m with the Barclays Premier League champions.
Confirming the length of the new deal, a statement from the club said: “Manchester City Football Club are pleased to announce that a new contract has been agreed with manager Roberto Mancini.”
“The deal, which runs until the summer of 2017, follows the club’s most successful season in more than four decades, which concluded in the most dramatic of circumstances in the team’s thrilling 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers in May this year. Agreement was reached after, in line with club policy, discussions began as the season closed.”
Former Inter Milan manager Mancini took over as manager of Manchester City in December 2009 as a replacement for Mark Hughes, who was somewhat controversially dismissed with the club still well within touching distance of the top four.