Caretaker boss Brian Kidd has encouraged Manchester City to waste no time in appointing a new manager.

Kidd took charge of City as they slumped to a 3-2 home defeat against Norwich City, which concluded a disappointing season for the club

Manuel Pellegrini is expected to be the man to replace Roberto Mancini but before that Kidd will take the squad on a post-season tour of the USA, where they'll face a double header with Chelsea.

Former Manchester United assistant manager Kidd spoke of an emotional week at the Etihad Stadium following the Italian's departure.

"Emotionally, right through the club, it has taken it out of  people," he said.

"But you look at it now that there is a new manager coming in - and hopefully that will be done quickly so he can assess what he needs. It's been a really emotional week, and we can't hide from that."

The home crowd showed plenty of support for former boss Mancini, and Kidd said it was fully justified after the Italian's run of success.

He said: "We would have been disappointed if there wasn't support for what he was done.

"Roberto and his team have achieved so much and have provided trophies and some of the most memorable moments this club and the fans have seen."

Kidd has overseen one win and one loss in his two game spell as caretaker but, although he is likely to be offered a role at the club under the new manager, he remained coy on his future.

"My remit was to take the two games with the situation as it was, and then whatever will be, will be."

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