Man City boss Mancini wins power struggle over medical department

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini's new bumper contract is a sure sign he's won his power struggle at the Etihad.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini's new bumper contract is a sure sign he's won his power struggle at the Etihad.

The Sun says Mancini wanted assurances over his control of certain aspects at the club as he aims to push it forward to further success.

The Italian, 47, wanted more direct control over transfers and also requested a reorganisation of the medical department.

He has been at loggerheads with club chiefs about how that side of the operation at Carrington has been run for some time.

Mancini was furious last season when top-scorer Sergio Aguero missed key games against Stoke and Sunderland after his foot was burnt by a spray applied by one of the backroom staff.

Mancini has also stood firm this summer over plans for the club’s pre-season tour.

Club officials were hoping to have a longer tour of Asia to help boost City’s global appeal.

But Mancini insisted on a short six-day trip and just two games.

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