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Ex-Lyon coach Sylvinho appreciates Mancini management qualities

Former Lyon coach Sylvinho appreciates having worked with Italy boss Roberto Mancini.

Sylvinho was on Mancini's staff at Inter Milan and Manchester City.

“We have different personalities," Sylvinho told Sky Sport Italia.

“Mancini is more aggressive, knows how to fire up the players, he's a real winner. Every now and then, he needs to calm down a bit. I am more relaxed in that sense, act more as a mediator.

“I met him at Manchester City and we worked together there for five months, but he saw in me that passion for football. I had turned down his first offer to join him, as my mind wasn't in the right place after 15 years of playing football in Europe, but I did join him at Inter three years later.

“That was a very good decision and I had a wonderful experience. Mancini transmits so much and has a great deal of experience, so it's priceless learning from him every day.

“Italian football has changed over the years, as it's still very tactical with strong coaches, but they do play the ball a lot more now, for instance Mancini's Italy squad. We coaches should all learn from them, how to defend well, but also keep possession.

“I would like to coach an Italian club."

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