Manchester City chief Ferran Soriano has spoken of the dismissal of Roberto Mancini.

Soriano has defended the decision to sack Mancini.

He said: "We don't think we are under any instability. We are changing the manager as it happens in other clubs.

"We feel confident that we will have a good manager and a very good team next year. And I don't think anybody made a mistake on this.

"It's just, as normally as it happens in football, time to change for the good."