Man City must be born under a bad sign. Sam Allardyce was courted and turned the job down, joining Newcastle. Then it was Claudio Rainieri who got oh so close but finally decided to go to Juventus. However, the La Liga is finally over and Juande Ramos, Sevilla's manager can finally focus on where he will be manager next season. Man City are zeroing on him as their gaffer. Other choices are Co Adriaanse and Ronald Koeman.
Man City's buyout by Thaksin Shinawatra has also been doomed by the Thai government freezing a major portion of his assets. So there will be no super signings this season without the big money that the Shinawatra takeover promised. Man City's two big name players have left the club, Joey Barton for Newcastle and Sylvain Distin for Pompey.