London, July 23: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that he wants more control at the club like Sir Alex Ferguson has at Manchester United.
Mancini also insists that if he can get the players he wants, City can be the ‘thorn in the flesh’ that Ferguson fears.
Ferguson has always preached that a manager should have full control over what happens at a club.
“I agree with Ferguson, but he has been at United for a long time so, for him, it is easy. For me, it’s difficult because I have only been here for 18 months or so,” the Sun quoted Mancini, as saying.
“Maybe I need to have more control of the team and the other situations. For a manager that’s very important,” he added.
The Italian further reckons that the scenario might change if he wins the Premier League this season.
“It is different from Italy and I prefer the English style. Here if the manager loses, he is sacked and for this I think the manager needs to take every decision. If he makes a mistake, he pays for it,” Mancini said. (ANI)