Chelsea legend Gianluca Vialli would like to see Roberto Mancini remain in charge of Manchester City.

The pair were teammates at Sampdoria.

"He is under a little bit of pressure obviously because there are things to be achieved there," Vialli told the Mirror. "But I can see the owners understand the manager is important but ultimately it is down to the players. I hope he stays - I think it would be the right thing to do."