HOPES ENDED

Galatasaray hopes of winning the Turkish league title have almost ended after the club could only manage a 2-2 draw with Bursaspor during the weekend.

This led to the fans reacting angrily against the manager and the team. They chanted name calling for the manager Roberto Mancini to be sacked – just a few months after his arrival to replace Terim. Mancini, though, has responded angrily by saying that he will have no worries about leaving Galatasaray either tonight or tomorrow because he does not want to be in a league that is not viewed a lot in comparison with the major leagues in Europe.

He says that winning the title is not the important ambition for the club. It is just getting into the Champions League group stages for next season. This is financially rewarding the clubs are expected to get in excess of £ 30 million by just reaching the group stages.

Mancini managed to do extremely well since coming to the club a couple of months ago. He took them to the knockout stages of the competition where they were ultimately beaten by Chelsea. The fans also took a jibe at Mancini by chanting about their former manager, who managed to win six league titles at the club.

"I came to a lesser viewed league. I don't have to put up with being cursed at and insulted. I could leave tonight or tomorrow. I came here to form the club's future squad. I don't have to put up with being cursed at and insulted. If you wish to concede more goals then you score in the Champions League, then you could continue with the previous manager. Does it matter if we win the league or not? What matters is qualifying for the Champions League," said Mancini, who has been linked with a return to the Premier league in the last few weeks.