Perhaps the most startling aspect of Roberto Mancini’s sacking as Manchester City manager on Monday evening was the speed of it, coming just over 48 hours after the Qatari owners watch their side produce a sluggish display in defeat to Wigan in the FA Cup final. Rumours that the Eastlands hierarchy held a lack of 

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The greatest football managers are often interesting characters bordering on the eccentric and have great self-belief which is no great surprise as you must need skin like elephant hide to survive the barrage of criticism and abuse that football bosses inevitably suffer. Mancini may have thought that working in England would be less pressurised than 

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