Roberto Mancini

  • Drogba and Co. aim for Chelsea upset in Champions League March 18, 2014

    Chelsea will need to rise above the misty-eyed nostalgia surrounding Didier Drogba's return to Stamford Bridge as it looks to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday. Drogba scored 157 goals in eight trophy-laden years at Chelsea and forever will be remembered for converting the penalty...
  • Manchester City building on my foundations, says ex-boss Mancini January 22, 2014

    Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini says he has no bitterness towards his former club Manchester City and believes their success this season is partly due to the foundations he laid during his three-year tenure at the club. Mancini was sacked at the end of last season despite taking City to their first...
  • Roberto Mancini unhappy with strange penalty October 3, 2013

    Rome: 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...
  • Galatasaray snatch Juventus draw on Mancini's debut October 3, 2013

    Turin: Roberto Mancini, in charge of Galatasaray for two days, saw his new club snatch a late equaliser to stun Juventus and leave opposite number Antonio Conte fuming after a 2-2 Champions League draw on Wednesday. Former Manchester City manager Mancini, who barely had time to meet his players before the...
  • New Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini ready for Juventus test October 1, 2013

    Turin: Galatasaray's new coach Roberto Mancini knows that facing Juventus in the Champions League just two days after taking charge of the Turkish team is going to be tough, but hopes his Italian background will be an advantage. Mancini, who was confirmed as Fatih Terim's replacement on Monday, spent almost his...
  • Galatasaray hire Roberto Mancini as new coach September 30, 2013

    Ankara: Galatasaray say it has hired former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini to replace Fatih Terim as coach. Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4.5 million...
  • Mancini in talks with Galatasaray: Turkish club September 30, 2013

    Istanbul: Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is in talks with Galatasaray to take over from Fatih Terim who was sacked as coach this week, the Turkish club said on Sunday. Terim, who is also in charge of the Turkish national team, was voted out at a meeting of the club's...
  • Roberto Mancini eyes Italy national team job June 15, 2013

    Naples: Roberto Mancini would like to coach a national team at next year's World Cup in Brazil. Mancini, who was fired by Manchester City a month ago, briefly addressed his status via a phone connection to a news conference for a charity match in Capri. He says, "I want to return to...
  • Manchester City hire Manuel Pellegrini as new manager June 14, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester City have hired Manuel Pellegrini as the club's new manager to replace the fired Roberto Mancini. The 59-year-old Chilean has been courted for months by City following impressive spells in Spain with Villarreal and Malaga. He also coached Real Madrid but was dismissed after one season despite guiding the...
  • Fired Mancini thanks City fans in newspaper advert May 18, 2013

    Manchester: Roberto Mancini bade farewell to Manchester City fans by taking out a full-page advert in the local newspaper on Saturday, thanking them for their support during his 3 1/2 years in charge. The Italian was fired by City on Monday after failing to win a major trophy in a...
  • Mancini pays price for Manchester City's stagnation May 14, 2013

    Manchester: After ending Manchester City's long wait for silverware and tipping English football's balance of power to the blue half of the city, Roberto Mancini established the perfect platform to dominate the Premier League - and perhaps Europe - for years to come. The Italian had wealth beyond his rivals...
  • Pellegrini distances himself from Man City job reports May 13, 2013

    London: Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has denied he has spoken with Premier League club Manchester City over the possibility of replacing Roberto Mancini whose future as the club's manager is under threat after Saturday's FA Cup final defeat. Widespread media reports in Britain suggest City will part company with Mancini, who...
  • Mancini praises Martinez ahead of FA Cup final May 10, 2013

    London: Roberto Martinez is a strong manager who can keep Wigan Athletic in the Premier League, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini said on the eve of Saturday's FA Cup final against the Spaniard's struggling team. Wigan's place in the top flight is under threat as they are three points from safety...
  • Man City need to shop faster this time, says Mancini April 26, 2013

    Manchester City need to act faster in the transfer market than they did last year if they are to win back the Premier League crown they have just handed over to Manchester United, manager Roberto Mancini said on Friday. The Italian has made no secret of his disappointment at losing out...
  • Title gone but Manchester United not better than City, says Mancini April 21, 2013

    London: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says his side are not inferior to Manchester United despite a 3-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday giving their rivals the chance to clinch their 20th league title with four games to spare. Victory for United at home to Aston Villa on Monday would...
  • Derby win gives Manchester City hope for next season April 9, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester City's 2-1 win over Premier League leaders Manchester United on Monday was too little too late for manager Roberto Mancini who is already focusing his attention on next season's title race. Sergio Aguero's outstanding 78th-minute winner allowed champions City to close the gap on their neighbours to 12...
  • Mancini refuses to give up, says United beatable April 8, 2013

    London: Roberto Mancini's Manchester City are likely to lose their Premier League title to Manchester United but the feisty Italian manager is going down with all guns blazing ahead of their match later on Monday. Mancini told British newspapers that United had racked up a 15-point lead at the top with...
  • Mancini laments former tormentor Balotelli's absence April 5, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes a lack of goals and maverick striker Mario Balotelli's departure to AC Milan in January has harmed the defence of their Premier League crown. Second-placed City are 15 points behind rivals Manchester United, whom they face at Old Trafford on Monday, and Mancini...
  • Runaway leaders United eye another easy outing March 29, 2013

    London: With a 20th league title virtually in the bag and no more European distractions, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is challenging his side to push for a Premier League points record. United visit Sunderland on Saturday (1245) when victory would open up an 18-point lead, at least until second-placed Manchester...
  • Man United's European exit spells bad news for City: Mancini March 8, 2013

    Manchester/b,: Manchester United's Champions League exit has made it harder for Manchester City to retain their Premier League title, the champions' manager Roberto Mancini said on Friday. Alex Ferguson's side, whose elimination by Real Madrid on Tuesday has left them with only domestic matters to focus on, had some unlikely...
  • Kompany set to return for Manchester City: Mancini March 5, 2013

    London: For all the millions splashed out by Manchester City's Abu Dhabi owners on attacking talents, it is the English champions' grit in defence that is keeping them in the Premier League title hunt. City are 12 points behind neighbours Manchester United after Monday's 1-0 win away at Aston Villa...
  • Mancini not looking at the table for another month February 25, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini understands better than most the cliches about title races not being over until the final minute of the season and is therefore refusing to look at the Premier League table. In case he has missed it, his side lie 12 points behind leaders Manchester...
  • Roberto Mancini laughs off talk of sack February 15, 2013

    London: Roberto Mancini laughed off suggestions that defeat by Leeds United in the FA Cup could cost him his job on Friday, saying 20 other Premier League managers would also have to go if Manchester City's owners wielded the axe. A morale-sapping 3-1 defeat at Southampton last weekend left champions City...
  • Under-fire Mancini feeling the heat in City February 12, 2013

    London: Manchester City have one realistic chance left for a title and should they fail in the FA Cup at the weekend against second-tier Leeds United, manager Roberto Mancini will find himself under even more scrutiny. Already criticised for his blaming of players and refusal to support those who have...
  • Angry Mancini ready to ring in the changes at Manchester City February 11, 2013

    Manchester: Angry Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini is ready to ring in the changes after his team's 3-1 defeat at Southampton left the champions trailing Manchester United by 12 points in the Premier League, with only 12 games to go. Mancini tells the local Manchester Evening News on Monday that he...
  • Club owners should be allowed to splash cash: Mancini February 9, 2013

    Manchester: Soccer club owners should be allowed to spend as much money as they want, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini said as he gave new financial fair play rules a big thumbs down. The Premier League announced measures on Thursday that will mean top flight clubs could be docked points...
  • There is still a long way to go, says Mancini February 4, 2013

    London: Either Manchester United have virtually wrapped the Premier League title or Manchester City have them exactly where they want them after a weekend that saw the gap grow to nine points. Champions City's draws with Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool in a week in which United ground out narrow...
  • We don't need a Balotelli replacement right now: Mancini February 1, 2013

    London: Roberto Mancini will be hoping the decision to offload Mario Balotelli doesn't backfire with Manchester City's striking options now curtailed. Selling the troublesome Balotelli to AC Milan leaves Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko as the only experienced strikers in the squad after no replacement was signed before the...
  • Guardiola to replace Mancini as Man City manager: report January 14, 2013

    London: Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola may replace Roberto Mancini at Manchester City, according to a report published in the Sun on Sunday, after the former Barcelona manager said last week that he is ready to return to coaching after a one-year sabbatical. Guardiola, 41, coached Barcelona to win 14 trophies...
  • Missing out on Van Persie has hurt City, says Mancini January 1, 2013

    London: Robin van Persie's decision to join Manchester United instead of Manchester City is proving the difference in the race to the Premier League title, according to City manager Roberto Mancini. The Dutch striker joined United from Arsenal for a reported 24 million pounds last August and his 14 goals in...