The imminent sacking of Roberto Mancini proves that 'respect' in football is about far more than how the players conduct themselves.
The Italian's three-and-a-half years in charge at the Etihad Stadium have seen some significant highs and lows.
As Mario Balotelli leaves England for Milan, we look back at the striker's finest moments.
- 133 games, 82 wins, 27 draws, 24 losses
- Win percentage: 61.7 per cent
- 12 games, three wins, four draws, five losses
- Win percentage: 25 per cent
- 19 games, 13 wins, three draws, three losses
- Win percentage: 68 per cent
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is on the verge of being sacked as the club's manager, according to reports.
The Italian, who saw his side lose unexpectedly to Wigan in the FA Cup final yesterday, could be dismissed before the club's last game of the season against Reading.
Malaga's Manuel Pellegrini is the favourite to succeed Mancini at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair is undergoing treatment in hospital for a blood clot on his shoulder, the Premier League club confirmed.
Sinclair, 24, did not travel with Roberto Mancini's squad to face his former club Swansea after he was taken ill during training yesterday.
Sinclair is understood to be in a comfortable condition and his illness is not life-threatening.
The club posted on Twitter, "Get well soon Scott Sinclair from everyone at Manchester City FC".
Manchester United have decided to hold a victory parade celebrating their 20th League trophy on the same day as arch-rivals Manchester City may hold theirs.
The chosen date of May 3 is just two days after City face Wigan in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
The same Monday is the natural choice for their victory parade if they win, raising the possibility of rival celebrations and a Manchester city centre painted red and blue.
Manchester City have beaten Chelsea 2-1 in the second FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
City will now meet Wigan in the final next month.
Manchester City and Chelsea fans have packed out Wembley Stadium this afternoon as their teams clash for a place in the FA Cup final.
Manchester City defender Micah Richards today became the third player from his club to receive a six-month driving ban this month.
The England international was disqualifed after admitting to two counts of failing to provide the identity of who was driving his Ferrari 458 Italia car which was clocked at 51mph in a 40mph zone in Manchester in September.
Richards, 24, who did not attend court, was also ordered to pay a £600 fine, £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge.
Last week, team-mates Carlos Tevez, 29, and Samir Nasri, 25, both received six-month bans for separate driving offences.
Comedian Simon Brodkin, who duped security at a Premier League match and limbered up alongside star players, has escaped prosecution.
The 35-year-old was given a conditional caution at North Liverpool Community Justice Centre following the stunt ahead of Manchester City's away game against Everton at Goodison Park on March 16.
Brodkin, from north London, had dressed as one of his characters, footballer Jason Bent, with blond highlights, shark-fin haircut and designer stubble to blend in with the likes of England's Joe Hart and Gareth Barry ahead of kick-off.
The qualified doctor, who has his own sketch show on BBC Three, was later charged with going on to the playing area, contrary to the Football Offences Act.
But at his court appearance today, Julian Peers, for the prosecution, invited District Judge Ian Lomax to take an "alternative course to prosecution".
The judge agreed to the charge being withdrawn and Brodkin was issued with a six-month conditional caution.
Raymond Shaw, defending, told the court that Brodkin wanted to apologise for the inconvenience he caused.
Magistrates have retired to consider their sentencing options in the case of Carlos Tevez.
The footballer has admitted driving while disqualified.
Tevez was originally banned for failing to respond to police letters over speeding tickets.
He insisted he hadn't understood them.
The striker's lawyer insists a lengthy period of disqualification has "already been served" and that he should face a "community penalty."