Roberto Mancini's attitude towards Manchester City's medical staff contributed to his dismissal this week, it has been revealed.

The Daily Mail says the approach Mancini took towards medical matters during his time at the club alarmed senior executives.

Almost permanently dissatisfied with the medical staff, Mancini is understood to have interfered relentlessly with the treatment of his players, sometimes shunning the conventional methods of City's experts to send players off to Italy for treatment with physio Sergio Vigano, an old friend in his mid-70s.

Three club doctors came and went during Mancini's time at the club, as did physio Jamie Murphy, but still he never felt comfortable.

One of the saddest moments of City's celebrations moments after winning the Premier League in their own stadium a year ago came when Mancini chose not to shake the hand of club doctor Phil Batty as he walked down a line-up of staff on the way to collecting the trophy.