Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, who has done quite well this season, believes his future at the Etihad may be in doubt if the Citizens fail to secure the Premier League title this year.
"I know football very well. I left Inter after winning seven trophies and I still had a four-year contract. So in football anything can happen in any moment. Like the title race, things can change in one week," ESPN quoted Mancini as saying.
"It's the same regarding my future. When you choose this job you know anything can happen. I don't have a problem with this because when you work hard for your job and improve your team, that's the important thing," he added.
City, who were at one stage seemingly cruising to the league crown, have come unstuck in recent weeks, as pressure from rivals Manchester United began to tell.
However, Mancini, who was sacked from his position as Inter Milan boss in 2008, said that even if was fired he would hold no grudge against City owner Khaldoon al-Mubarak, with whom the Italian claims to have a very good relationship. He added that any manager who would, in the future, work with the billionaire would be very lucky.
"My relationship with Khaldoon is fantastic. If he sacked me at the end of the season or next year, I would say that every manager who works with Khaldoon is very lucky. He is a really good man. This doesn't change my opinion about him or the club. But I don't have this problem because I will continue in my job. I'm sure that this club has arrived at the top. With two or three more players after this year, this club will start to win, and when it starts to win it will win two or three titles every year. Now it has arrived," The Guardian quoted Mancini as saying.
Still Mancini believes he does not deserved to be sacked as he thinks he has helped City improve a lot.
"I started this job 2½ years ago and since then we have improved a lot. Last year we got 71 points and now we've got 71 with seven games left. With two or three more players after this year, this club will start to win. And when it starts to win it will win two or three trophies every year," the Sun quoted Mancini as saying.
Also he believes City can still win the Premier League title this year
"I think we can win this title. It's vital that we get as many points as possible," he added.