• Agent Jesús Martínez also represents Málaga's Isco
• Scott Sinclair may be allowed to leave Manchester City
Roberto Mancini is unhappy at renewed speculation about his job after Txiki Begiristain, Manchester City's director of football, had lunch with the agent of Málaga's coach this week. But City's manager did admit he had no knowledge of why the meeting took place and that the chairman, Khaldoon al-Mubarak, has given no assurances for next season.
Begiristain was seen with Jesús Martínez, the agent representing Manuel Pellegrini, in Madrid on Monday. However Martínez also represents the Málaga midfielder Isco, who may be a summer target. "I hope that he had good dinner," Mancini said. "I don't know why they met. You should ask these questions to Txiki not me. It's not important for me."
Asked if it is a concern Mancini said: "In the last six months you [the media] have written everything. You started six or seven months ago with Pep [Guardiola], [José] Mourinho, Pellegrini, [Carlo] Ancelotti, Brendan Rodgers. I have four years left on my contract. I know that I work with serious people, like Khaldoon and Sheikh Mansour [the owner]. If there was another manager who won three trophies in two years you would say nothing about this manager. I don't know why you continue to ask or say these things."
Begiristain and Ferran Soriano, City's chief executive, are in charge of day-to-day operations. How advanced, then, are discussions regarding next season? "We talk about the future, about the players," Mancini said. "Txiki goes around the world for his job. For this reason I don't have any problem if he goes to a dinner with Pellegrini's manager, or Brendan Rodgers' manager – I think this is not true, but I don't have any problem."
Asked if Khaldoon has told Mancini he will definitely be in charge next season, he said: "Never. We don't have to talk about this. We don't have any problems about this. We have a good relationship. In two years we have won three trophies and now we have another chance to get another trophy. If in three years I didn't win, OK. But we did a good job until now.
"We have a chance to win [the FA Cup] and are in second position. After, the chairman can take any decision about his manager but at the moment we don't have any problem. We didn't have any problem one month ago, two months ago. I am frustrated because I wanted to win a second Premier League and we had a chance. But sometimes you can do mistakes."
Mancini also hinted that Scott Sinclair, a £6.2m signing last summer, may leave during the close season. "Scott is young  and he has good quality but this year was difficult for him," he said. "It is better is if he can have another solution. If he stays here, maybe he can change everything. But I can understand his frustration because he didn't play a lot of games.
"It's my fault, not his. He didn't get a chance to play and for a young player that is difficult to show if he is good or not. I'm sad because it's difficult for me to see Scott frustrated like this. We had a difficult situation this year and for him playing in a new team – we bought him instead of [Adam] Johnson and hoped he would be like Adam but Adam is different as a player."
Of Fernandinho, the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder who is interesting City, Mancini laughed off a claim from their coach regarding a release clause. "I don't know. I heard their manager say his price is £50m. I think that is too much."