Former Manchester city manager Roberto Mancini claims that the success of Manchester city this season can all be traced back to him, as he was the man who laid down the foundation for the current team.
It was the now manager of Turkish side Galatasaray Roberto Mancini who guided the Citizens to win the league title and triumph in the FA Cup final before being fired last May.
Currently under new manager Manuel Pellegrini City are in contention for four trophies after making their way into the Capital One Cup final with a 9-0 aggregate win over West Ham United and have scored an amazing 106 goals this season in all competitions.
The Italian Mancini while talking to Sky Sports said: “I’m happy with what I did in Manchester.
“I’m happy that now Manchester City is one of the best teams in England because I built this team.
“I am very happy with all these players. I am happy with my job and I love Manchester City supporters. I had a fantastic experience.
“The players that score the goals are players that I bought – (Sergio) Aguero, (Edin) Dzeko, Yaya (Toure), (David) Silva, (Samir) Nasri.
“I think Pellegrini is doing a good job but what Manchester City is doing now we did three years ago. It’s the same.”
The end for Mancini came after the club had effectively lost the Premiership to Manchester United and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wigan with reports claiming that Mancini had lost the respect of the players.
Mancini however denies this saying: “This is all the stories that someone from inside got out, but this is not true.
“After four or five years, maybe the manager needs to change team.
“I did my job, I built a fantastic team, we played fantastic football and we didn’t win last year because Manchester United bought (Robin) Van Persie.
“Van Persie was the difference last year. If not (for him) I think in these three years we would have changed the history in Manchester because we played really good football and now they are continuing to do this.
“When you work, you can have some problem with the players. This is normal because the manager always wants the players to work hard, play well and the players should understand this.”