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There aren’t many club managers out there whose job would be under question with if, in their first full season, had won the club’s first major trophy in 35 years and then followed that up by winning the Premier League the following year. However, this is Roberto Mancini and Manchester City we’re talking about, where the expectation is just a little different. When you chart Mancini’s managerial record, domestically, it is outstanding: winning Serie A 3 times in 4 seasons with Inter Milan and the Coppa Italia 4 times at Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter – but is less than impressive in European competition. Despite the domestic success with Inter, he failed to get them beyond the quarter finals of the Champions League. Thus far at City, both their Champions League campaigns under him have ended at the group stages and despite being misfortunate in being consecutively drawn in extremely difficult groups, their huge investment in players means more is expected. This is not a squad of Europe...
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