Twitter reacts to the sacking of Roberto Mancini


Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City last night, exactly one year to the day after he delivered the club's first Premier League title. Simon Kelner - a City fan - has written for us today on the painful goodbye, and here's a round-up of the verdict on Twitter:

@Owen_g: Whatever rights and wrongs of Mancini sacking, the way it's been handled undermines so much of the Abu Dhabi rhetoric...

@Sportingintel: So suave, lovable, scarf-wearing "Robbie" was actually an aloof bully with no man-management skills? Narrative twist ahoy. Holistic

@philmcnulty: CL failure. Poor title defence. Dressing room discontent. Public complaints about transfer policy. Fatal combination for Mancini.

@ianherbs: So long Mancini; a privilege to know you. But often a nightmare for those who had to work with you. Tues column 

@UK4me2: Mancini Sacked: Not my favourite but another competent manager not given time. Second in league and gets fired?

@JackPittBrooke: Mancini falls victim to same thinking as so many of the players - if you're not moving in the right direction then you're holding City back.

@City_Watch: Same journos who savaged Mancini for 3 1/2 years now turning him into a martyr and sharpening their knives for our next coach. Predictable.

@OllieHolt22: Despite v strong group, it was Mancini's failure to progress again in CL that damned him. City confident Pellegrini will be able to fix that

@LFCFansCorner: Mancini gets £28m for being sacked. The average UK salary is £30 grand. It would take 933 years to get to £28m.

@Simon_Kelner: Heartbreaking reading full transcript of Mancini interview. How could club have got the PR so terribly wrong?