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Ex-Man City star Tueart: Mancini knows how to handle egos

Former Manchester City player and director Dennis Tueart believes Roberto Mancini has done a good job with dealing with some big egos at the club.

The Italian has seen an enormous transformation at City since replacing Mark Hughes close to two years ago and Tueart feels that his past experiences - and having tickets on himself as well - have helped him deal with some personnel problems at Etihad Stadium just like his neighbor Sir Alex Ferguson is used to doing.

"Sir Alex Ferguson is the past master at handling egos," Tueart said. "(Eric) Cantona, (Cristiano) Ronaldo and (Wayne) Rooney.... Handling people like that is a skill.

"Roberto Mancini spent 18 years at the top level as a player for club and country. He then spent four years at the most politically soccer sensitive club in the world, Inter Milan, and delivered them seven trophies.

"That shows he accepts responsibility and is used to dealing with egos. He has one himself, which is not a bad thing.

"This was always going to be his challenge and he has come through it."

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