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Mancini Fact File




So Hughes has finally been sacked after a run of two wins in eleven games, but just who is the man replacing him?

Well the answer is he’s a winner, both as a player and a manager he has won things. Most importantly he won three Seria A titles on the trot.

Roberto Mancini Fact File:

Date of birth 27/11/64 (age 45)
Place of birth Jesi, Italy
Position Striker
Club information
Current club Manchester City (manager)

Playing Career
Period Team Apps (Goals)
1981–1982 Bologna 30 (9)
1982–1997 Sampdoria 563 173)
1997–2000 Lazio 126 (24)
2001 Leicester City 4 (0)

International Appearances
1982–1986 Italy U-21 26 (9)
1984–1994 Italy 36 (4)

Management Record
2000 Lazio - Assistant Manager
2001–2002 Fiorentina
2002–2004 Lazio
2004–2008 Inter Milan
2009– Manchester City

Managerial Achievements
Fiorentina- Coppa Italia: 2000–01
Lazio- Coppa Italia: 2003–04
Inter Milan- Serie A: 2005–06; 2006–07; 2007–08 / Coppa Italia: 2004–05; 2005–06

Some of you might not agree with the timing of Hughes' sacking, especially after such a public showing of support.

This appointment of a proven winner should appease the Blue masses.




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Writer: GloucBlade Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 19 2009

Time: 8:28PM

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Well, it's a fine domestic track record gafferwise, that's for sure.
Johnny Baguette
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19/12/2009 20:35:00

City say he has a proven record, but being the manager of iter Milan s like being the manager of Celtic or rangers, virtually guarantees you at least one trophy a year.Not filling me with confidence n this appointemnet and don't think we are any better off than when mark hughes was the manager.
Buzz Lightyear
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19/12/2009 20:37:00

I'm certainly sideing more with that viewpoint Buzz. I've been priviledged enough to see how Carrington is set up at close quarters and I've often wondered what it's like at a club where a manager walks in and lifts a place when a team is in a relegation dogfight. How a squad with plenty of previous manager loyalists in a sound competitive position reacts in mid season is another matter entirely.
Johnny Baguette
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19/12/2009 20:43:00

he will get my support, whish i hope the fans who screamed for Sparky to go, will now get behind Mancini, as they did'nt with Sparky and maybe just maybe we will win some thing... who knows with a settled team and the fans behind him it may be possible but there are those who don't want us to succeed and they are supposed to support city....
cityman51
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19/12/2009 20:47:00

I'm interested to see the new dynamics of the team and who are the new favourites. I wonder how many Ex-academy players will be in the team? Ireland, Richards and Onouha have to raise their game yet again. I wonder how Robinho and the loanees will be treated aswell.
lando78
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19/12/2009 20:51:00

Good manager but don't read too much into his record with Inter. He won one league title in the courts, another when there was no competition and a third when he brought everyone else's best players.
Saf 91
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19/12/2009 21:18:00

His tactics will be the first interesting point I wonder who he sees as dead wood at the club
Once a Blue
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19/12/2009 21:21:00

Any new manager would immediately recognize that the back four are fragile and need to be protected, which would suggest a greater role for de Jong or Kompany, and will come at the cost of one of your attacking midfielders. Ireland or Wright-Phillips, I would guess.
Teddy_KGB
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19/12/2009 21:56:00

hahaha....I bet your transfer window is going to get really exiting :)
NorwaySpurs
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19/12/2009 22:07:00

I think this appointment will all end in tears.....Hughes was/ is a good gaffer. If he gets another Prem post he might come back and bite you in the bum . At least he should be well compensated for his troubles.
quietman
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19/12/2009 22:11:00

As others have said, his record consists of two italian cups, a league title which he got by finishing third, a league title he got where juve were relegated and the other top teams started on minus points and the final one where he had taken his competitors top players. Im not saying he is a bad manager - in fact I think his reputation could help you in the transfer market and might get him more respect from the dressing rooms top players. But with no premier league experience, english not being his first language, a slightly misleading domestic record and an average record in europe (wasnt that the reason he was replaced at inter?) is he really that much better than hughes that you couldnt wait until the summer to see who else was available? I guess time will tell.
tuscan3000
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19/12/2009 22:50:00

So, now you lot will be buying all Italian players?
JT_daniel
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20/12/2009 04:36:00

I don't think you win 9 trophies through being 'lucky'. Sounds like some people here have already made up their minds on this bloke before he has even managed a game for the club.
bluesnozza
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20/12/2009 06:08:00

 

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