Mancini: Success is my doing

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes much of the team's brilliance this season is due to his work over the past three years.

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rodger's gusset (Liverpool) says...

@gutbukkit You sounded quite knobish the way you made that point but it is a point I do agree with.

Posted 11:10am 23rd January 2014

raphapablap (Manchester City) says...

I'm not sure if Pellegrini's City are better than Mancini's title-winning City. Both are breathtaking to watch at times.

Posted 10:54am 23rd January 2014

pot51e (Rotherham United) says...

There is an element of truth in there as all new managers inherit the good and bad from the previous incumbent, and it isn't as if Mancini didn't win the title 2 years ago, and then come runners up the following year. However, Mancini went on a black card shopping spree to assemble his squad, caused much of the clubs internal wrangling (Tevez, Balotelli) with poor management, won that title by the narrowest of margins and often looked at a loss last season as they were 2nd by some margin against an admittedly poor Man U. Now they look unstoppable and have almost scored the same number of goals this season (63) compared to the ENTIRE season last year (66). Nope, the current success is Pellagrini's.

Posted 9:58am 23rd January 2014

jeevith (Manchester United) says...

I vaguely remember him saying something to same effect about Inter's success under Mourinho. Seems to be a trend with Mancini and his old clubs.

Posted 5:53am 23rd January 2014

gutbukkit (Arsenal) says...

He does himself no favours with this. He says that it is all his own work because he bought all the players? Yet they lost out to United last season because United bought one player? He's basically saying that with unlimited funds he was able to buy the best team in England from the best teams in Europe, but that last season he couldn't manage them well enough to beat a clearly mid-table team who had only managed to buy one single player. In other words he seems to be saying that he is a crap manager. Own Goal.

Posted 4:48am 23rd January 2014

timbo (Cardiff City) says...

They look unstoppable right now. I don't know how Arsenal is keeping up but all credit to Gunners. I'm not fancying Barca's chances in a few weeks.

Posted 2:43am 23rd January 2014

th14thesecond (Arsenal) says...

Jesus they're not exactly players he had unearthed from europe's second leagues. They're all the best players who were available for big money at the time. Hardly rocket science. For the record Pellegrini's city sh*ts on Mancini's from a great height.

Posted 11:31pm 22nd January 2014

nugget agenda (Manchester United) says...

Can't help but agree with Mancini. The football City played under him was not dissimilar to what they are playing now and, even though losing the title in the last second to them, was painful, after seeing him and Kompany lift the trophy all I could think was "fair play, you earned it". I also had the pleasure of bumping into him in the hotel him and his players were staying in before the 2013 FA Cup Final, he had a face like thunder because he and his players knew he was going to be sacked regardless of the result, but the man had an aura around him so all I could do was stare into his eyes as I was frozen to the spot. He thought that was kind of weird so he just stared back at me until I came to my senses and ran off.

Posted 8:51pm 22nd January 2014

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