Man City coach Platt rubbishes Mancini quit talk

Manchester City coach David Platt has dismissed claims Roberto Mancini could quit.

Manchester City coach David Platt has dismissed claims Roberto Mancini could quit.

Asked whether there was any chance of Mancini quitting the club that has just handed him a new five-year contract, Platt insisted: “No.”

He added: “It’s (the pressure) NOT getting to him. I know Roberto, I know his desire to win – and what he is here to do is to win.

“He signed a five-year contract in the summer, which was given to him by virtue of the fact that he’s the manager of the champions.

“The last time I looked, we were two points off the top in third place after 10 games – with 28 to go. That’s 84 points to play for – and we’re two points ­behind the leaders.

“It’s hardly a crisis.”

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