Liverpool legend Alan Hansen says Roberto Mancini has blown his chance at Manchester City.

Hansen wrote in the Telegraph: "I am a big fan of giving managers a chance and have never advocated sackings but if you are pumping that sort of money into a club, as City have done over the years, you should undoubtedly be going forward.

"Mancini could have taken it on and on but the way big clubs are run now, if you do not do it the paymasters will not take any prisoners, regardless of what you have achieved in the past.

"A title and an FA Cup does of course constitute success but at the same time City have stood still and not improved.

"All Mancini needed to do last summer was bring in three or four top signings and City could have transformed the face of English football."