Mancini: "I think I deserved more respect for what I had done for Manchester City."
Strained relationships with players and board saw Mancini lose job at City
Two months after his dismissal Roberto Mancini still cannot understand the logic behind his sacking at Manchester City. Roberto Mancini had a fractitious relationship players and management alike by the end of his tenure.. Rifts with Balotelli and Tevez were just the beginning. Mancini though still believes he deserved more time for what he did for the club.
“Even now, almost two months later, I still do not understand why,” said Mancini. "It is still painful, I admit. I think I deserved more respect for what I had done for Manchester City."
"In 3½ seasons with my staff, I believe I did an extraordinary job. The club had not won a league title for more than 40 years.
"I won a championship title, FA Cup a Community Shield and, in the worst season, the last one, I lost a final and I came second in the league. The numbers are clear. This sacking still does not have a reason."
"The Arab owners called me and said to me ‘in three years we want the title’, and I won it in the second year. And then I rebuilt a club that was not at the top level of football. Evidently, chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak must have had in his head some situations that were not true.”