Arrivederci Mancini

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  • Welcome to Manchester

    Roberto Mancini was unveiled as Manchester City boss on December 21, 2009, after replacing Mark Hughes.

    Who's he Kidding?

    Former Manchester United assistant Brian Kidd moved to Eastlands as Mancini's No. 2

    Pat on the back

    Mancini raided former club Inter Milan to make Patrick Vieira his first signing in January 2010, but he could not inspire a top-four finish as City lost out to Spurs.

    Silva lining, Toure de force

    Roberto Mancini went on a summer spending spree in the summer of 2010, making David Silva and Yaya Toure the jewels in Man City's crown

  • Scarf Ace

    Clad in a blue-and-white Manchester City scarf, this quickly became Mancini's signature look

    Noisy neighbours

    A 6-1 victory at Old Trafford in October 2011 was Mancini's finest result as Man City boss, underlining their title credentials.

    Tevez tantrums

    Roberto Mancini had some well-publicised fallouts with his playing squad, most notably with Carlos Tevez after the striker refused to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich.

    Italian Stallions

    Mario Balotelli was another player with whom Mancini had a fiery relationship, with his antics often leading to press conferences full of questions about the striker.

  • The Dark Knight

    Mancini's Man City reeled in Sir Alex Ferguson's Man Utd in the final weeks of the 2011-12 season.

    Eastlands ecstasy

    But Tevez and Balotelli, along with a talented squad, all pulled together to win Man City the 2011-12 Premier League title, Sergio Aguero netting a memorable 94th-minute winner.

    Kiss Of Fortune

    Mancini gets his hands on the league title, City's first in 44 years, after edging out Manchester United on goal difference.

    The one that got away

    Robin van Persie was Mancini's No. 1 transfer target in the summer of 2012 but after he failed to land the Dutchman, who spearheaded Man Utd's title-winning campaign - netting a late winner in a 3-2 win at Eastlands.

  • Rain on his parade

    Roberto Mancini's quest for silverware in 2012-13 ended at a sodden Wembley Stadium as Man City lost the FA Cup final to Wigan