Evening Report: January 18

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Roberto Mancini does not believe his position as Manchester City manager is under threat.

The Italian is contracted to the club for another five years, and thinks he can last the duration at the Etihad Stadium.

Roman Abramovich is to take personal command of Chelsea's search for a new manager.

Former Blues boss Jose Mouirnho is favourite to replace interim boss Rafael Benitez at Stamford Bridge.

Jack Wilshere has confirmed Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is still training with the club.

Henry has joined the Gunners to keep up his fitness levels during the MLS off season, but isn't expected to rejoin the club on loan.

Wayne Rooney has taken his last penalty for Manchester United, according to the club's former captain Roy Keane.

Rooney missed from the spot against West Ham - his 10th failure from 12 yards - and Keane thinks the striker will be banned from penalty duty.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola's move to the Allianz Arena is not financially motivated.

Guardiola rejected the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City to join the Bundesliga leaders.

Tottenham have confirmed that Sandro is expected to miss the rest of the season following a knee operation.

This news could reportedly tempt Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas into January transfer market.

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