Mancini grateful to Man City boss Eriksson

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has credited his former Sampdoria coach Sven Goran Eriksson for his success in management.

Mancini said of the Manchester City manager: "Sven Goran Eriksson (and Vujadin Boskov) taught me to be an optimist and to grow in the face of difficulties. Those are crucial traits for a trainer."

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