ROBERTO MANCINI

  • Financial fair play question mark over Roberto Mancini's transfer plans March 10, 2015

    Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini would like to sign Yaya Toure but has admitted that UEFA's financial fair play rules have left a question mark over his plans for next season. Mancini said he had given the squad a new mentality since taking over in November for his second stint at...
  • Roberto Mancini hopes for Yaya Toure signing to restore Serie A appeal February 15, 2015

    Roberto Mancini believes Italy's Serie A needs to attract more international stars to help restore its former glories and the Inter Milan manager is still hopeful of starting the ball rolling by signing Yaya Toure in the close season. Mancini has targeted the giant midfielder, who was one of his key...
  • Roberto Mancini still eyeing Champions League despite 'cruel' loss January 26, 2015

    Milan: Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini still believes his side can qualify for the Champions League next season even after their shock 1-0 home defeat against Torino on Sunday which he described as "cruel". "Strange things can happen in football and we could easily claw back five or six points in...
  • Inter Milan claim first home win since Roberto Mancini's return January 11, 2015

    Inter Milan gave coach Roberto Mancini his first home Serie A win since his return to the club in November when they beat fading Genoa 3-1 on Sunday. Inter, stuck in an uncomfortable midtable position, took a 2-0 halftime lead through Argentine strikers Rodrigo Palacio and Mauro Icardi. Palacio gave them an...
  • Lukas Podolski meets Inter Milan's boss and says goodbye to Arsenal January 4, 2015

    Milan: Lukas Podolski's transfer to Inter Milan moved closer on Saturday when the Germany forward met coach Roberto Mancini at the Serie A side's training ground and said his goodbyes to Arsenal. "The World Cup winner was at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti today to get to know his new training...
  • Inter Milan win 2-0 at Chievo for Mancini's first Serie A victory December 16, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan gave Roberto Mancini his first Serie A victory since returning as coach a month ago when they won 2-0 in soggy conditions at Chievo on Monday. The visitors were helped by an inspired first-half performance from goalkeeper Samir Handanovic and ended up comfortable winners after the Flying Donkeys...
  • Inter announce Roberto Mancini's return as coach November 14, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan reappointed former coach Roberto Mancini on Friday, hours after firing Walter Mazzarri following a poor run of results. Mancini spent four years in charge at Inter, winning two Italian Cups and three straight league titles - although one was awarded after Juventus was stripped for match-fixing. "Our goal is...
  • 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 exboss 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 threeyear 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 22 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 22 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 threeyear 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 59yearold 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 fullpage 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 31 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 21 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 78thminute 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 15point 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. Secondplaced 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 18point lead, at least until secondplaced 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 moralesapping 31 defeat at Southampton last weekend left champions City...