Roberto Mancini has been sacked as Manchester City manager a year to the day since winning the Premier League.
The club said he "had failed to achieve any of the club's targets, with the exception of qualification for next season's Champions League".
Assistant Brian Kidd will take charge for the final two games of the season and a tour to America in late May.
Malaga's Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini has been strongly tipped to replace Mancini.
taken from the bbc sport website