Apart from one year at Lazio, Mancini has won a trophy in each of his eight full seasons in management. Crucially, it is a winning habit he has transmitted to his players, and one that he is certain will see City retain the title or lift the FA Cup again.
"I always win," he said. "I can't do anything about this! We won and I think we can continue to win in the future. I think that is very important for us, because we started to win two years ago and every year we won a trophy.
"We have two targets and I think we will win (one of them). It will be better if we win the title. Now we are in second position and we have six points less. It will not be easy but we have a good chance. I'm confident."