Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is even influencing the fashion of his directors at Eastlands.

Mancini's knotted Fifties-style scarf has started a batch of lookalikes.

The neck-warmer was first produced as a free gift to season ticket holders but the Blues are now selling them to all comers in the wake of the suave Italian's style statement.

On Tuesday club bigwigs Garry Cook and Khaldoon Al Mubarak joined him in wearing the scarf in the same style for the 2-1 victory over red rivals Manchester United.