Mancini faces battle winning over Man City players

Roberto Mancini faces a battle to win over Manchester City's players after his controversial appointment.

Roberto Mancini faces a battle to win over Manchester City's players after his controversial appointment.

Mancini will be unveiled by City today after replacing Mark Hughes, who was sacked after victory over Sunderland.

The Daily Telegraph says several players in the City squad are understood to be angry and disenchanted, with some saying openly in the dressing room on Saturday that they were unsure about the Mancini appointment, especially given the controversial circumstances under which he took over.

It is claimed by City sources that it has caused some consternation that Mancini would agree to be appointed while Hughes, who enjoyed the support of the bulk of the squad, remained in the post.