The Daily Express claim today that Emmanuel Adebayor is hoping Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will replace Roberto Mancini should the Italians side relinguish the Premier League title to rivals Man United and he gets the axe during the summer.
They claim the £170,000-a-week striker believes his Man City career is dead under Mancini but believes Mourinho would revive his City career as he showed interest in the striker during his time at Arsenal and took the Togo international on loan for Real Madrid last season.
Considering this is quite a bold statement as the Express are basically claiming the striker is hoping for Mancini to lose his job, there is not one QUOTE or FACT regarding this issue in the entire article.
Although its obvious to City and football fans alike that Mancini does not rate Adebayor – as he let him leave on loan twice – this article is claiming Adebayor wants to stay at City but want Mancini sacked.
In their biggest season possibly ever Man City could do without all the media stories that have been printed lately, as if trying to overhaul a 5 point gap to Man United isn’t hard enough the constant media speculation about players futures, the managers future and off the field antics i.e. Balotelli can only be a distraction.
Seems to me that the media are more concerned with off the field stories surrounding Man City than on the field performances. Surely stories such as this Adebayor rumour should have to have at least one quote from someone associated to one of the parties before reaching print, but it seems there are no rules regarding what the media can and can’t print.
I wonder if at some point Man United and Liverpool, who some have dubbed the media darlings will recieve this constant off the field treatment from the media.
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