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Poll: Which Man City Manager Did It For You?

Poll: Which Man City Manager Did It For You?

Our current Vital Manchester City front page poll question asks fans...

Which City manager over the last 10 years would you regard as being your favourite?

The word 'favourite' can mean different things to different people. All we ask is that you choose from your own definition of the word 'favourite' and then cast your vote.


Roberto Mancini - December 2009 - present.
Mark Hughes - June 2008 - December 2009.
Sven-Göran Eriksson - July 2007 - June 2008.
Stuart Pearce - March 2005 - May 2007.
Kevin Keegan - May 2001 - March 2005.

Once you've voted we would love to hear which Manchester City manager did it for you and why by adding your thoughts in the comments section directly below this article.

To vote, use the poll question to the right hand side of this article.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday April 19 2011
Time: 9:30PM


Keegan's City was great to watch, attacking football and bringing us back to the Premier League. Expectations were lower then of course but when he signed Anelka, Schmeichel, and Foe (R.I.P.) he (and Bernstein as chairman) helped lay the foundations that have kept us in the league since. Mancini is doing a good job and if he wins the FA Cup he'll have a place in City history forever, even if we do also finish 5th and he gets the boot! His philosophy for us has been inconsistent and at times frustrating, we've gone from playing with a fluidity that could match some of the best teams in Europe some games, to looking dull and clueless in others. But with the attacking options on our transfer radar, which says to me he plans to add more of an attacking flavour regularly to our side next season if he stays, I think he could turn out one of our great managers... if he gets the 4th spot and doesn't face the chop.
19/04/2011 22:03:00
Getting to like Bobby Manc has taken a while because, quite frankly, he doesn't give a ***** what the press or fans think about his team selection. He's doing things his way and in his own time. Hughes was OK, and left us with Vince and Nigel but he was a bit aloof for me. Plus he'd never have sold as many scarves...
19/04/2011 22:24:00
what i cant understand is why just 10 yrs? surelt 15-20 years is a more reasonable timetable to assess the credentials of the favourite manager? but out of the the choices mentioned i would go for Ericsson as he brought us Some stability and attacking football that was not the ''usual'' type we have been used to under Pierce and Keegan, Pass and Move not LUMP AND HOPE we had under Stuart Pierce and Keegan was a 45 minute match cos we were AWFUL for 1 half of a match but improved or deteriorated in the other and we were never going to get anywhere with Keegans 'buys' too much money for some and overrated... let him go to the geordies AND STAY THERE..... But my all time favourite in recent times has to be Joe Royle, cos where would we have been if he did not take the job and win promotion in successive years, god only knows and would Sheikh Mansour bought us then? !!!!!
19/04/2011 22:28:00
I love Bobby Manc - he oozes class, has the sternness necessary to achieve results and also has a wicked sense of humour. I really don't think we could hope for a better man at the helm, and if our owners refrain from being trigger happy, i feel Bobby will go on to become not only our most successful manager ever, but a true City legend. FORZA MANCINI!
20/04/2011 11:22:00
Who's voting for Pearce then? Nothing against the guy, and I'd buy him a pint if he walked into my local, but the City job was a big leap far too early in his career - and let's just say scoring the lowest number of home goals EVER is not a happy memory of mine. Stuart Pearce - great guy all round, just hopelessly out of his depth managing a Premier League club at such an early stage of his career.
20/04/2011 13:28:00
I must say I think Joe Royle did a great job under the circumstances - which if reports are to be believed were more akin to The Dog and Duck than a Premier, First or even Second Div outfit! Without him we'd be sunk. But from the list it has to be Mancini - he is the first who has seemed even remotely to have had a game plan, and stuck with it whatever the flak or praise. And a plan, whether right or wrong, will always get you further than no plan at all - I can handle the occasional bore draw or mistake in tactics or selection as long as we/he learn from it. Although he looks suave and genteel I think he's the most genuinely robust man we've had there in a long time .
21/04/2011 14:02:00
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