Zola, Ancelotti split over Mancini arrival at Man City

The Premiership's Italian coaches are split over Roberto Mancini's appointment at Manchester City.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is backing Mancini to be a success.

He said: “Mancini is a good coach with very good experience in Italy. He can do a good job at Manchester City.”

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola, however, remarked: “Mancini won’t have a very easy task. But I’m very sorry for Mark Hughes and I am disappointed to see him go.”