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Mancini: It Doesn't Happen Overnight

Talking about bringing trophies to Eastlands Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini said, "It doesn't happen overnight."

The 45-year-old Italian spoke to the official MCFC website prior to his summer break and said...

"I think the most important thing I try to instil in my players is that they must always believe that they can win - we need a winning mentality at this club because eventually, it pays off."

"It doesn't happen overnight and can take maybe six or eight months to really be absorbed, but if you are prepared to work hard every game, you will always have a chance of being successful."

"It's a simple observation, but very true - you can't win anything without working hard."


Managerial success

Inter Milan: In his debut season (2004-2005) he won the club's first trophy in seven years - a 3-0 Coppa Italia final victory over Roma.

In 2005-2006 Mancini again won the Italian Cups and an Italian Super Cup and won the Scudetto, the first for Inter in 16 years.

In 2006-2007, Mancini guided Inter to a second successive league title as they amassed a record-breaking total of 97 points, which is an Italian football record and until the season 2009-10 was a European record, too.

2007-2008 proved to be Mancini's final season in charge of Inter as he added a third consecutive Serie A title to his honours. Again he guided Inter to the Coppa Italia final but lost for a second consecutive season to Roma, 2-1.

Club Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has faith in the camera friendly character. Do you?






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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 17 2010

Time: 12:55PM

Your Comments

Is it really possible to have a cautious, winning mentality? We had chances to go for the throat several times and played our table position instead. As much as I want to be optimistic for the future, I haven't been impressed with Mancini yet. I really want to be. The bottom line is that Hughes was fired because the powers that be saw that a Champions League place was for the taking, it was, and instead of 6th we finished 5th. Now it seems Khaldoon and co. are doing damage control and saying we must be patient.
Ahoyskin
Ahoyskin - is he cautious or playing counter attack? His record with Inter speaks for itself. City are very fortunate imo to have such a great manager at the helm, we have to remember that he came into an unfamilar league halfway through a season, took on another manager's squad and led the team to a record finish in PL, scoring a PL record number of goals along the way. He also shored up a defence that was leaking ridiculously soft goals under the previous management. I don't believe there is any damage limitation going on here, just a large dose of realism.
Bluedub
Bluedub summed it up nicely. City will perform better next season when mancini brings in his own players.
Super City Slicker
Bluedub, but do you disagree that the "realism" you speak of is different than what our ownership wanted by putting Mancini in charge in the first place? It couldn't have been them wanting to jump from 6th to 5th in the table. With ownership and funds, it's clear we are on a different level now. So I don't feel we should consider ourselves "fortunate" to have a manager because we are now at a level where we SHOULD have the best available. I hope Mancini gets us there, but if he does we can't go into games that are there for the taking with a mindset of staying even throughout. Draws at home (i.e. Liverpool) can no longer be thought of as positive results.
Ahoyskin
Ahoyskin, the realism I speak of is pertained in Mancini's words, that to achieve anything the hard work must be done. I don't believe there's any damage limitation here, as there has been no damage done. I'll put it like this, if Mancini had the full season in charge, then based on his points average per game, he would have met the 70 point target that Cook spoke of. I agree with you about the draw with Liverpool, however it was not a terrible result either, because despite their poor season, they still had the third best defence in PL this season.
Bluedub
i have to have a 'wait and see' policy on this, as the same quote was said last year WITH Mark Hughes IN charge, and lo and behold we sack him in December, yes we all know it takes time to win things, and Mancini has won things IN Italy, BUT winning the title in Italy IS totally differant to winning here in England, as we have more teams that can do it with the Rags being the team to beat, (tho i hate to say it) . in Italy the only team that you had to beat WAS AC and Mancini did that and made Inter THE team there which took time and a patient board and Mnacini knew how to play the teams there, as apart from a visit to Leicester in 1999, he still has a lot to learn about the English game, and here you have Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Villa, Spurs, and Everton to a certain who can put a decent sqad together and make agood fist of going for the title, we are just a number of teams that with money well spent CAN on paper win Cups and Titles.... so lets see how it pans out before we start thinking Mancini IS the best since Mercer or there abouts........
cityman51
Cheers, Bluedub. I appreciate the friendly exchange. When it comes to Mancini, I guess I'm like Fox Mulder: I want to believe. I love his demeanor and think he's a class act. Let's hope that next season he shows us that he's the best manager we've ever had.
Ahoyskin
Hear Hear. Cheers, Ahoyskin.
Bluedub
what do city deserve? nothing because they had to buy their way into the top 5 and buying dosnt mean that you deserve anything your club is a disgrace to football and it is wrecking it aswell shame on city.
Avfc94 we do
Avfc94 we do - How are City "wrecking" football?
Bluedub
Bluedub-for a start look at your current pollHow much do you think Mancini will spend in the summer transfer window? 0-30m-31-60m-61-100m-over 1000m-so having unlimited funds were you spend about 150m isnt wrecking football have a think about your stupid childish funds
Avfc94 we do
Avfc94 we do - football has always had it's haves and have nots, the clubs with money always had power. Money and greed destroying the game happened a long time before ADUG came on the scene. Manchester City are acting with in the laws of the game, so if you believe what they are doing is "wrecking" the game, then your beef is with the lawmakers, namely FIFA. City chairman Khaldoon Mubarrak has said himsef that the current European Football model is unsustainable. Question for you, are Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona wrecking football? Did Man Utd wreck football paying ridiculous fees for players through the years?
Bluedub
Bluedub-yes they did but QPR are very rich but they are not wrecking football, they have control on their budget but now man city are joined to the wrecking football edition
Avfc94 we do
get a life avfc
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