ROBERTO MANCINI last night launched a blistering attack on Paul Lambert, blasting: “I’m tired of this manager.”
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
The Manchester City chief accused Aston Villa gaffer Lambert and other bosses of taking liberties they would not dare take with Manchester United chief Alex Ferguson.
Mancini saw his team crash out of the Capital One Cup and during the game rowed with Lambert.
The Italian was livid that ref Philip Dowd did not book Joe Bennett for a challenge on Gareth Barry and complained to fourth official Martin Atkinson.
But he claims Lambert was out of order to start a slanging match — and insists other bosses do things at City they would never do at Old Trafford.
Mancini said: “I am tired of this manager because I didn’t say anything to him. I asked the fourth official if it was a yellow card.
“Some managers go to bigger stadiums and they don’t say anything. I am tired of this, very tired.
“I am tired with their behaviour. It’s better that some managers shut up.
“Every time that I say something they come. I didn’t say anything but when they go, for example, to Old Trafford they never say anything.”
Lambert played down the war of words and saluted the performance of his team.
He said: “I respect him as a manager and as an ex-player so I don’t have a problem with him. It wasn’t really a spat.
“It’s a massive result for us. We were excellent right from the off.”