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Mancini losing confidence of Man City dressing room

Roberto Mancini is battling to win over the confidence of Manchester City's players, it has been revealed.

The Mail on Sunday says Mancini has already acknowledged that he argued with Craig Bellamy over training last week, but a number of players are unhappy with the Italian's long practice sessions and have complained to senior figures at the club. Players are also unhappy that training times are changed on what seems like a whim.

The feeling in the dressing room is that Mancini has failed to understand the physical demands of the Premier League.

In a further blow, players are expecting popular fitness trainer Raymond Verheijen, who was only appointed last summer, to quit the Eastlands club after Mancini abandoned the training methods Mark Hughes established.

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