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Man City boss Mancini learning English for 18 months - Vialli

Roberto Mancini will be able to immediately talk with his players at Manchester City, says Gianluca Vialli.

Former Chelsea boss Vialli, who played with Mancini at Sampdoria, is backing his good friend for success.

According to Vialli, his old friend has been preparing himself while negotiating his €8m (£7.1m) payoff from Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti.

"Roberto has been working hard over a year and a half to learn English and has been living in London for a few months to learn the language," he said yesterday.

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