Noel Gallagher: Man City fans cannot beat Mancini with huge stick

Noel Gallagher has urged Manchester City fans to give new manager Roberto Mancini a chance.

Noel Gallagher has urged Manchester City fans to give new manager Roberto Mancini a chance.

The Oasis front man is upset over the manner of Mark Hughes' sacking, but insists Mancini shouldn't be blamed.

Gallagher told TalkSport: “Only time will tell if this is a good appointment because we cannot beat Mancini with a huge stick because it’s not his fault, he might come in and be a wizard, but I think it’s the timing and the fact that this guy’s never managed in England, it’s insane.

“What football supporters don’t like is to be treated like mugs. I guess everybody would have said at the start of the season that Hughes aint going to be around much longer but when the owners of the club are coming out and saying, ‘no, he’s the man for us’ it’s not right.

“I guess we can learn some lessons from Liverpool on this. How Mark Hughes is out of a job and Rafa Benitez is in one is beyond me.”