By Chris Wright
We appreciate that you’ve probably already heard by now unless you spent last night sleeping in a skip, but after a season of runner-uppery, Man City sacked Roberto Mancini after three-and-a-half years in charge at The Etihad.
In fact, Mancini was canned exactly a one year to the very day after winning the Premier League in the final second of last season. Quite the anniversary.
Anyway, Bob’s sacking came as little surprise to anybody, with the seeds of doubt being sown a week or so ago as rumblings about clandestine meetings with Manuel Pellegrini began emanating from Spain. Mancini looked and sounded like a beaten man when he had a jibe at the club’s hierarchy after the FA Cup Final for not nipping speculation over his job prospects in the bud and letting the speculation carry on unabashed.
As City manager, it always felt like Mancini was holding something back all the time. Not