QPR skipper Joey Barton has taken a swipe at Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.

Barton feels Mancini's work at City is being over-hyped.

Asked what he made of Mancini's reign, Barton said: "He's done well - but I think you could have done that job with that amount of money!

"For me, the test of a manager is not managing Man City but managing a Birmingham or Nottingham Forest - a club that doesn't have a great deal of finance, that doesn't have big boardroom backing and maybe is in a bit of turmoil.

"That's when you find out who the true managers really are."