Cook is suspected to have been involved in trying to cover up the email. Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cook fighting to keep job following email debacle

It is the latest in a series of embarrassing incidents involving the Man City chief executuive.

MAN CITY’S ABU Dhabi owners are thought to be considering the position of chief executive Garry Cook, after it emerged that an email mocking Nedum Onuoha’s cancer-stricken mother was sent from his account.

Cook claims someone hacked into his account and sent the email as a joke, while Man City are continuing their internal investigation into the matter, according to reports.

The email has been made public a year after it was sent, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan is said to have been highly embarrassed by the revelation.

There is a suspicion that Cook attempted to cover up the email, which was addressed to the club’s football administrator, Brian Marwood.

City officials are unsure as to how the email leaked, while it will likely exacerbate their the City owners’ frustration with Cook.

They are believed to have ordered Cook to refrain from making statements in public after he guaranteed that City would beat Man United last year, coming under criticism as result of his boast.

Dr Anthonia Onuoha has called for the Premier League to investigate the incident, however they will refrain from doing so, believing it to be an internal matter.

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