By FOX SPORTS Staff
City are currently second in the table on 68 points, a massive 13 points behind league leaders Manchester United, and with only six more games to go, many do not expect the Citizens to retain their Premier League trophy this season.
Mancini himself came out in recent weeks to declare it 'impossible' for City to win the title this season and that the title race was 'finished'.
However, Kidd has claims Mancini privately still harbours hope of City making a miraculous comeback in the race for the title and insists the entire team will not go down without a fight.
"You don't need to tell me the boss has given the title up," Kidd was quoted as saying by the official City website.
"He may come in to you lads [the press] and say that like he did last year, but he has not. It was the same last year.
"We are champions. It's not over. If you are going to lose it, lose it like a great boxer would by being knocked out, not on the stool. You go out with pride."
Kidd, who worked as an assistant to United manager Sir Alex Ferguson from 1991-1998, also revealed that both the fiery Scotsman and Mancini had several similar traits in their handling of club affairs.
"In their passion and the way they work, definitely," Mancini added.
"There's only one opinion that matters and that is the manager's.
"It sorts the men out from the boys. He [Mancini] is not afraid to make big decisions and he can handle big players."
City's next Premier League fixture sees them take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.