Clichy has only played for two managers during the past decade. He understands the merit in continuity.
"You will have some people who will say City should have done better and who want the manager out," said the 27-year-old to the Daily Mail.
"But then you have other people who think a new manager will bring in four or five players, take three or four players out. That's 40 per cent of the team. That means, in a way, you are just moving a bit backwards when what you really want is just to build year after year.
"People have been talking about the way he (Mancini) was picking the team and playing three at the back, five at the back, four at the back. I believe it's because he has so much belief in the squad, he thinks we can play in any formation. That's a good thing. You want that confidence.
"But then the results are not great for a club like City. So of course people are going to talk. For me, he is the one who took me to City and I have a title."