Man City SACK City Football Academy training centre manager – complaints over maintenance

Manchester City have axed Mark Muncer, the man in charge of the general maintenance of the City Football Academy, following concerns and complaints over the general upkeep of the Premier League champions’ £200 million complex.

According to an exclusive from Daily Mail on Wednesday night, complaints were made about the state of the facilities Manchester City’s state-of-the-art facility.

A general view during a Manchester City training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match against Barcelona at Etihad Campus. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

It was reported that concerns were raised over the “temperature of the water in showers” used by Manchester City players, issues over “broken doors” and enquiries made into the time it was taking to repair said faults – repairs that were under the watch of Muncer.

However, as elaborated on by Mike Keegan of the Daily Mail, certain club officials feel Mark Muncer has been scapegoated and is unfortunate to have been shown the door after nine years as general manager of the club’s training facility at both Carrington and the Etihad campus.

A general view of the Academy Stadium is seen at the City Football Academy during the official launch of the Manchester City Football Academy at the City Football Academy . (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The City Football Academy was officially opened in 2014, at an estimated cost of £200 million – and now houses all aspects of the Manchester City squad, from the women’s setup to youth academies.

The facility itself spreads over 80 acres, featuring player accommodation and a 56-seat auditorium used by manager Pep Guardiola to deliver lectures to his players. The venue also includes a staggering 16 pitches and a 7,000-capacity arena used by the older setup of the club academy and the women’s side.

A general view during during the UEFA Women’s Champions League semi final match between Manchester City Women and Olympique Lyonnais Ladies at The Academy Stadium. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

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