Roberto Mancini

  • Drogba and Co. aim for Chelsea upset in Champions League 18-03-2014 08:46 AM

    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...
  • Manchester City building on my foundations, says ex-boss Mancini 22-01-2014 04:41 PM

    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...
  • Roberto Mancini unhappy with strange penalty 03-10-2013 07:58 PM

    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...
  • Galatasaray snatch Juventus draw on Mancini's debut 03-10-2013 08:20 AM

    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...
  • New Galatasaray coach Roberto Mancini ready for Juventus test 01-10-2013 11:20 PM

    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...
  • Galatasaray hire Roberto Mancini as new coach 30-09-2013 11:17 PM

    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...
  • Mancini in talks with Galatasaray: Turkish club 30-09-2013 10:27 AM

    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...
  • Roberto Mancini eyes Italy national team job 15-06-2013 12:14 AM

    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...
  • Manchester City hire Manuel Pellegrini as new manager 14-06-2013 08:34 PM

    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...
  • Fired Mancini thanks City fans in newspaper advert 18-05-2013 08:45 PM

    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 14-05-2013 02:02 PM

    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 13-05-2013 02:45 PM

    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,...
  • Mancini praises Martinez ahead of FA Cup final 10-05-2013 11:25 PM

    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...
  • Man City need to shop faster this time, says Mancini 26-04-2013 07:16 PM

    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...
  • Title gone but Manchester United not better than City, says Mancini 21-04-2013 10:01 PM

    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...
  • Derby win gives Manchester City hope for next season 09-04-2013 09:07 AM

    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 08-04-2013 10:16 AM

    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...
  • Mancini laments former tormentor Balotelli's absence 05-04-2013 10:38 PM

    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 29-03-2013 09:23 AM

    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...
  • Roberto Mancini laughs off talk of sack 15-02-2013 10:09 PM

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