Former Manchester City assistant manager Brian Kidd, who has currently been placed as the caretaker manager at the club, has said that the season that just concluded has been a failure for the team.

City lifted the Premier league title last season, while they won the FA Cup in the previous year. However, they have ended the season without any major trophies. This led to the sacking of manager Roberto Mancini with two games left in the campaign. City played second fiddle to Manchester United all season long, while they were not any better in the European campaign as well.

The club suffered a 3-2 defeat against Norwich in the final game of the season. Brian Kidd is unlikely to be retained as the manager next season as there already has been talk of Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini coming to the club in the summer. Malaga has said that Pellegrini is free to join any club he wants and there has already been discussions between the two parties. City have failed to progress past the group stages of the Champions League in the two seasons that they have tasted European football. This season, they finished several points behind leaders and eventual winners Manchester United.

"It's been a really emotional week. That's not making an excuse. The defeat at Wembley [in the FA Cup final], the boss going ... it's been a tough week. I think we all seem a bit washed out at the moment. I think we're drained, to be perfectly honest. We've got to look at where we can improve because the standards we set last season, we haven't reached this season. The priority is to get a new manager first. I'm pretty sure the club will scrutinise whoever they've got as candidates but the priority, for me, is the manager," said Kidd.