Manchester City’s match against Sunderland on Saturday could be Mark Hughes’ last as manager according to various reports.
It seems the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday was the final straw for the club’s chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak and owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Hughes may not even keep the job if his team defeat Steve Bruce’s men, according to The Sun.
The newspaper also claims that Guus Hiddink and Jurgen Klinsmann are frontrunners for the job and that Hughes narrowly avoided the sack following City’s home draw with Hull in December, saying Khaldoon was "furious" but "decided to give Sparky more time following a long phone conversation with him the next day."
The Daily Mail also believes the former Manchester United player will be shown the door but only if City lose the game at Eastlands.
The Times also makes for grim reading for the manager, reporting that the City hierarchy is lining up his replacement.