Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini shrugged off Pep Guardiola's appointment as Bayern Munich coach.

Mancini claims he never felt any pressure with Guardiola lurking in the shadows.

The Italian said: "I didn't have any problem for this - I understand the newspapers should write that every manager wants to take this place because it is a good place.

"But I think we work very well here, I have a five-year contract and I think this is possible for five years."

Bayern were considered long shots to land Guardiola and his choice of club has raised eyebrows within the game.

But Mancini added: "Bayern Munich is one of the top clubs in the world for its history, like Barca.

"If he decides this it is because it is the best solution for him."