Roberto Mancini insists that the only way he will leave Manchester City is if he is sacked.
The Eastlands club recently fell to their third straight defeat, falling to a 3-1 loss to Polish side Lech Poznan in the Europa League – after losses to Arsenal and Wolves in the league.
The Italian’s future at the club has been the subject of much speculation, with some reports claiming the manager may not be in the City hot-seat for much longer.
But the former Inter boss remains resolute that the only way he would leave Eastlands is if he is forced out of the club.
“For me it is totally clear, I will stay at City until they fire me,” Mancini told French magazine So Foot.
“I’ve seen the owner Sheikh Mansour two or three times and we have a good relationship.
“I also have very frequent contact with the president, Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
“We speak three or four times a week and he often comes to training.”
The former Inter boss has admitted in the past that he is targeting qualification into the Champions League by finishing in the top four in the Premier League this term.
Despite the recent setbacks, City are currently holding on to the fourth spot. And Mancini points towards his past record for proof that he has the necessary credentials to guide the side to success.
He said: “As a coach I’ve taken teams that weren’t winning such as Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter and I’ve won.”
Manchester City travel to play a high flying West Bromwich Albion side at the Hawthorns on Sunday.