Roberto Mancini

Mancini unhappy with strange penalty

Roberto-ManciniRome, Oct 3 : Galatasaray new head coach Roberto Mancini said he was unhappy with the referee's decision to award a "strange" penalty to Juventus in their 2-2 Champions League draw at Turin Wednesday.

A rueful smile appeared on Mancini when the referee pointed to the spot after Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella was brought down in the area, reports Xinhua. Arturo Vidal converted the penalty to pull the scoreline level on 1-1.

Mancini warns ''under-performing'' players to accept responsibilities or leave

Roberto-ManciniLondon, Mar 4 : Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has warned his under-performing players to start accepting responsibilities or leave the club ahead of their Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Monday.

Mancini has questioned the attitude of some of his players after last season''s title win and singled out France midfielder Samir Nasri and England No. 1 Joe Hart, the Daily Mirror reports.

‘Encouraged’ Mancini still hoping for Premier League title after win against Chelsea

Roberto-ManciniLondon, Feb 25 : Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said he believes that his club can still win the Premier League title although he admitted that if they had been defeated by Chelsea, the gap with rivals Manchester United may have increased.

According to Mancini, it is important for City, who is 12 points behind the reigning United, to go ahead with their game like they did with Chelsea and not worry about the schedule at this point of time, the Guardian reports.

''Under fire'' Mancini proclaims himself ''best manager in England''

Roberto-ManciniLondon, Feb 19 : Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has said that he is currently the best manager in England and is in no danger of getting sacked from his post.

Mancini''s statement comes as a surprise as City is battling to retain their Premier League title, with Manchester United currently 12 points clear, BBC reports.

According to Mancini, under his charge, City had won a Premier League, one FA Cup and one charity shield in the last 15 months, which he said made him the best manager in England.

Mancini challenges City striker Aguero to ‘wrestle’ Premier League title from rivals United

Roberto-ManciniLondon, Feb 18 : Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has challenged City player Sergio Aguero to score goals and wrestle the Barclays Premier League title from rivals Manchester United.

Backing the striker after seeing him score twice in a 4-0 FA Cup win over Leeds, Mancini said that he hoped that Aguero retained his form till the end of the season, as only if that didn't happen, could United be assured of victory, the Daily Mail reports.

‘Optimist’ Mancini confident of Man U slip in PL title race

Roberto-ManciniLondon, Feb 2 : Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has claimed he is confident title rivals Manchester United would certainly falter in the Premier League race due to their overcrowded fixture list in coming months.

Mancini believes United's Champions League two-leg clash with Spanish champions Real Madrid can have a big say on the title race, adding Man City's lack of European games means they would have the edge.

The Italian expressed hope that when they arrive at the end of February, the gap with rivals United would be very, very small, the Sun reports.

Mancini admits ‘City’s failure to sign van Persie may cost Premier League title’

Roberto-ManciniLondon, Jan 1 : Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said he fears that a combination of the team's failure to sign Robin van Persie at the start of the season, and the power that title rivals Manchester United wield, may cost them the Premier League title.

Mancini revealed that he thought he had persuaded Van Persie to sign for Manchester City four months before the Dutch striker was unveiled at Old Trafford in August after completing a 22 million pounds move from Arsenal.

‘Furious’ Mancini wants Tevez ‘out of club’ for refusing to play on his orders

 ‘Furious’ Mancini wants Tevez ‘out of club’ for refusing to play on his ordersLondon, Sep 28 : Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is furious after striker Carlos Tevez refused to play against Bayern Munich, and wants him "out of the club".

Mancini wanted to bring on substitute Tevez with 35 minutes left in an attempt to come back in the game, but the Argentinean refused to play.

Mancini says dad watching Champions League clash in Napoli will be ‘special moment’

 Mancini says dad watching Champions League clash in Napoli will be ‘special moment’London, Sep 14: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that it will be a `special moment' when his biggest critic, his father Aldo, comes to watch the club's Champions League clash against Napoli tonight.

It will be the first time that Aldo will be in the crowd since Roberto took charge at the Etihad in December 2009.

The 75-year-old had suffered a serious heart attack last year and Roberto has headed home to Ancona to visit him at every opportunity.

Mancini tells Man City stars to cut out ‘stupid’ mistakes

 Mancini tells Man City stars to cut out ‘stupid’ mistakesLondon, Aug. 22 : Coach Roberto Mancini has instructed his Manchester City stars to avoid making ''stupid'' mistakes that could scupper their title bid.

The FA Cup winners played some terrific stuff in this victory at Bolton but somehow failed to put Owen Coyle''s team to bed.

The Sun quoted Mancini, as saying: "We need to pay more attention. We cannot afford to concede these goals if we want to be a good team."

Last season Mancini''s men hit 60 goals and let in 33.

Mancini introduces saliva test for Manchester City players

Roberto ManciniLondon, Feb. 7 : In a bid to realise his club''s Champions League aspirations, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has introduced saliva tests for its players.

The latest sports science technique embraced by the forward-thinking Mancini is set to leave his Premier League rivals spitting mad - literally.

The entire first-team squad now use the saliva hormone tests so Mancini and his backroom team can keep tabs on their well-being, a new technique which tracks the anabolic and catabolic state of their bodies once a week, News of the World reports.

The Blues'' new approach follows that of neighbours Manchester United.

Mancini dismisses talk of Man City dressing room unrest

Mancini dismisses talk of Man City dressing room unrestLondon, Dec. 25 : Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has dismissed talk of a dressing room revolt in the wake of Mark Hughes'' departure and insists he has no problem with player loyalty.

The Sun quoted the Italian as saying: "I thought the players trained very well. I think I have a good team and we have only one problem and that is many players injured. I have a good relationship with the players. I appreciate some players are close to Mark but that is a good thing for a manager."

New City boss Mancini targets repeat of Inter success

Roberto ManciniLondon, Dec 22 : Roberto Mancini said Monday he believed he could repeat the success he had at Internazionale with his new club Manchester City.

Mancini was confirmed as the new boss at Eastlands Sunday after the sacking of Mark Hughes.

"I hope history repeats itself," he told the club website.

"I am proud to get the job because City is a good club with good players. Manchester is similar to Milan in its football passion.

"In Milan there are two big teams there fighting for supremacy and silverware and here it is the same. I like the challenge of that."

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