Manchester City have stopped newspapers from being delivered to the club’s training ground, according to The Daily Express.
It is claimed that new boss Roberto Mancini is trying to shield his players from the ongoing saga surrounding the sacking of Mark Hughes, which has thrown the City camp into chaos.
The Italian was allegedly given a cold reception following his opening address to his charges, as some players remain disgruntled concerning the ‘Sparky’ dismissal.
Speculation has been rife that Craig Bellamy and Shay Given – who reportedly led a six-man delegation to oppose Hughes’ sacking – could quit the club in protest.
Thus, the Citizens are said to have attempted a news black-out in an attempt to both ease the tension among the players and reduce the mounting pressure on Mancini.
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