Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko was sorry to see his former Wolfsburg coach Steve McClaren sacked.

The Bosnian endured a difficult time leading up to his January transfer.

"I liked Steve McClaren and I think he is a very good coach," he told the Daily Mail. "Why we didn't have success with him is difficult to say. Perhaps he was too nice - I don't know.

"I don't want to say too much about him but we had a good relationship. I am not surprised he was sacked as we were not having good results, but it's sad.

"It got a bit too much in Germany. Every day there was something new said or written about my future or my situation, and I had to blank it out otherwise it would just have hurt my head and messed me up.

"Now I am here I can relax and look forward."

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