Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Mancini Makes Chaotic Start at City

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Mancini Makes Chaotic Start at City

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FOOTBALL: Roberto Mancini, Manchester City's new manager, contradicted chief executive Garry Cook yesterday over when he was approached to take over from sacked predecessor Mark Hughes.

The club announced Hughes had been dismissed after Saturday's 4-3 home win over Sunderland, a victory that left City sixth on the English Premier League table, having lost just two league games so far this season.

City called a press conference at its Eastlands ground yesterday to unveil new manager Mancini, the former Inter Milan boss.

In a prepared statement, Cook tried to outline that no discussions with Mancini had taken place until after City's 3-0 league loss to Tottenham Hotspur last Wednesday.

But Mancini revealed he had met chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak and the club's billionaire Abu Dhabi-based owner Sheikh Mansour in London a fortnight ago.

"I think it is important for people to know that Roberto was only offered the job after the Spurs game. …

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