Sacked Man City boss Mancini holds no grudge against Sheikh Mansour, Khaldoon

Roberto Mancini holds no grudge against Manchester City after his sacking.

Roberto Mancini holds no grudge against Manchester City after his sacking.

While City ended the season empty-handed, Mancini believes he deserved to stay for winning two trophies in the previous two years.

Instead, the club appointed Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini, who takes charge of pre-season training for the first time on Monday.

Mancini said: “I lost the FA Cup, it can happen. It was a bad day for the whole team.

“But I never expected what happened, I never believed the rumours about Pellegrini were true.

“I still don’t understand the reasons. I deserved more respect. City demanded I won the title within three years, I won it within two years.

“I’m not angry with the owner Mansour or the chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak. They are two great managers and I’ll always be grateful.”

“In 3½ years my staff and I did an extraordinary job. We rebuilt a club that was not at the top level.

“They wanted Champions League, I got them there. We beat Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford. For three years City played the best football in the League.”

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