Assistant Platt follows Mancini out of Man City

Manchester City assistant manager David Platt, who was widely expected to exit following Roberto Mancini's departure, decided to leave despite the club asking him to stay on, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Manchester City assistant manager David Platt, who was widely expected to exit following Roberto Mancini's departure, decided to leave despite the club asking him to stay on, reports the Manchester Evening News.

A statement on the club website said: "David was offered the opportunity to continue his work with us but has declined the invitation. He has decided to leave his role with his close friend Roberto Mancini.

"David has made a significant contribution to the Club’s success since joining in 2010 and we wish him well with his career wherever that now takes him."

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