Man City’s Roberto Mancini: Rich in embarrassment - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When one thinks of Manchester City these days the first thing that comes into mind is the wealth associated with its billionaire owner, Sheikh Mansour, and thus their almost unrivaled spending power.
There’s also the label that is attached to it ‘nuveau riche’ or simply ‘newly rich’. In society it is often used to differentiate between folks who have been rich for generations and those who recently accumulated wealth.
It also implies that the latter lack the sophistication the former (supposedly) have achieved through the years. On a footballing level one could apply the same rationale by substituting ‘sophistication’ with ‘tradition’.
In more recent times Chelsea FC have been football’s most prominent nuveau riche. The London-based club and their billionaire sugar daddy, Roman Abrahmovitch, are probably the blueprint after which the current Manchester City project is modeled. It would be dis...