Mancini gaffe: Man City are London club

Posted on Jul 24 2014 - 3:30pm by Staff Writer

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has launched a new website – which describes the Blues as a London club.

The Italian, who departed under a cloud 14 months ago following a series of high-profile bust-ups on the training ground and in the dressing room, also completely glosses over his explosive exit from the Etihad Stadium on the site.

He was adored by City supporters, not least because he ended their 35-year wait for a piece of silverware by lifting the FA Cup in 2011.

Mancini led them to the Premier League title 12 months later but he 2012-13 campaign was marred by fall-outs, losing the title to rivals United and suffering a surprise FA Cup final defeat to underdogs Wigan Athletic, after which the axe fell.

However on his website,, his writers have dropped a clanger in their description of City and opted to make no reference to the end of his tenure in Manchester, saying: “In December 2009, Roberto landed in the great English football by signing a contract with Sheikh Mansour’s Manchester City who wanted to make the London club one of the superpowers in Europe.

“Actually it was a comeback in the Premier League for Mancini after a brief spell as a player with the Leicester jersey in 2001.

“At the end of his first season as Citizens coach he reached the qualification for the Europa League and ended the following term with the first Champions League qualification in the history of Manchester City and – most importantly – with the victory in the FA Cup breaking a 35-year title drought.

“2011/12 was the year of the great triumph as City won the Premier League after 44 years and Roberto Mancini officially entered the history of the club also adding a Community Shield to the trophy cabinet.”

Mancini’s career description then jumps to last season’s stint at Galatasaray in Turkey, with no mention of his final days in England.

The 49-year-old is currently out of work.